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  1. Panorama: California 2000 (2011)

    Media studies; Technology

    First transmitted in 1966, Panorama looks at California’s technology industry and its potential impact on the future. The Californian technology industry is by far the most advanced and pioneering of its...

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  2. Timewatch: The Empire State Story (2011)


    First transmitted in 2001, this programme chronicles the construction of the Empire State Building in New York, which was the world’s tallest skyscraper when opened in 1931. The iconic building’s history...

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  3. Lego Antikythera Mechanism (2011)

    John Pavlus
    Astronomy; Engineering

    Video of a fully functioning replica (made from Lego) of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient scientific instrument designed to calculate astronomical positions and lunar events with unprecedented accuracy....

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  4. Genius of Britain, The (5 Parts) (2010)

    History; Science; Technology

    Britain may only be a small island, but its great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery...

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  5. James May’s Twentieth Century (6 Parts) (2007)

    aka: James May’s 20th Century

    History; Technology
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £39.99

    Documentary series about 20th century innovations. Separate programmes cover worldwide travel and communications, space exploration, how warfare drives ingenuity, emergence of the teenager, and urbanisation.

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