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Genius of Inventions, The

Synopsis
This series takes twelve inventions and explores how they have changed the way people live. They explain how these inventions came about, from sparks of genius to steady incremental improvements, and separate myth from reality in the lives of the great inventors.

The series starts with the story of power and three of the most transformative inventions of all time; the steam engine, the electrical generator and the steam turbine. The second programme reveals the fascinating chain of events that made global travel possible. In episode three, the team explores how the electric telegraph, the telephone and wireless communication transformed the way we speak to each other. Finally the series looks at a defining characteristic of our times; the ability to see and record live events anywhere in the world.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Notes
Each part is also available to buy separately [£195.00 + VAT, + P&P].
Subjects
Science; Technology
Keywords
Industrial Revolution; Internet; inventions; steam engines; steam power; telecommunications; television; turbines

Credits

Producer
Dominic Crossley-Holland
Contributor
Cassie Newland; Mark Miodownik; Michael Mosley

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£780.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Power

Title
Speed

Title
Communication

Title
Visual Image

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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