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James Burke's Connections

Synopsis

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Distant Voices
James Burke follows another detective story through the past, looking for the clues that lead to one of the modern world's most indispensable inventions.
This week he asks: ' What's the connection between the Battle of Hastings and the muck that the Chinese found in pigsties, or between the invention of the barometer and the pleasures of the Electrico-Celestial Bed - and how does the result of those connections help prevent World War III?'
Film editor JIM LATHAM Photography
DAVID FE1G, TONY PlERCE-ROBERTS Produced by MICK JACKSON and DAVID KENNAND
Marc's cartoon: page 94

Contributors

Unknown: James Burke
Editor: Jim Latham
Produced By: Mick Jackson
Produced By: David Kennand

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James Burke's Connections

BBC One London, 31 October 1978 19.20






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