Documentary

Genius Of Invention

BBC 2

BBC Two

A celebration of British inventiveness on BBC Two
 

In an exciting new four-part series, The Genius Of Invention reveals the fascinating chain of events behind inventions that make everyday life possible.

Michael Mosley is joined by Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials at University College London, and Dr Cassie Newland, Industrial Archaeologist at The University of Bristol, as they unlock the very nature of invention. Each week the team take three key inventions that advanced our knowledge in the fields of speed, power, communication and the visual image

From the first attempts at creating a steam engine to jet propulsion, from early telephony to the birth of television, this series explores how important British inventive genius was in transforming the world in which we live. Explaining how these inventions came about by sparks of inventive genius and steady incremental improvements hammered out in British workshops, the team of experts separate myth from reality in the lives of the great inventors and celebrate some of the most remarkable stories in British history.

This is a series about inventors and inventions that shows how things work and also investigates how and why things are invented. It examines the wide-ranging social impact that these particular inventions have had on all our lives.

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