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James Burke’s Connections: The Complete Series

Synopsis
Three DVD set featuring all ten episodes from the acclaimed BBC series CONNECTIONS. James Burke traces the history of science and technology. The ow did the nautical instruments of Elizabethan times give rise to the atom bomb? What links Britain s textile mills to the Information Age? And how did exploding billiard balls usher in an era of mass media entertainment? In this landmark 1978 documentary series, James Burke examines the surprising connections and happy accidents that led scientists to discover and develop the key technologies of our time. With mighty intelligence and sharp wit, the former Tomorrow’s World presenter turns science into a detective story, leading viewers through 12,000 years of history to find the vital clues that would spark life-changing inventions in telecommunications, plastics, film and TV, jet propulsion, nuclear fusion and personal computing. Explaining the trigger effect of ever-accelerating advances in technology that leave us dependent on increasingly complex networks, he predicts a future world in which radical change in the availability and use of information will be needed if we are to remain in control of our societies and systems.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Science; Technology
Keywords
computers; history of science; history of technology; plastics; technological innovation; telecommunications; popular science

Credits

Contributor
James Burke

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
500 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Simply Home Entertainment

Email
info@simplyhe.co.uk
Web
https://www.simplyhe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
Notes
Online retailer specialising in DVDs on aviation, maritime, military and transport history, British heritage and some more general non-fiction topics, as well as television dramas and documentaries. Sale online or via retail outlets. Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment.

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