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The Genius of Invention

Original Series

Episode 1: Power

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the technologies and innovations which have transformed the world since their invention. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 1: Power

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the steam engine, the electrical generator and the steam turbine. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 2: Speed

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the steam locomotive, the internal combustion engine and the jet engine. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 3: Communication

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the electric telegraph, the telephone and wireless communication. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 4: Visual Image

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of photography, moving pictures and television. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Original Series

Episode 3: Communication

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Michael Mosley tells the amazing story of the invention of the electric telegraph, the telephone and wireless communication and how they have changed our lives. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Original Series

Episode 2: Speed

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Revealing the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the steam locomotive, the internal combustion engine and the jet engine. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Original Series

Episode 4: Visual Image

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Mosley, Prof Mark Miodownik and Dr Cassie Newland tell the story of three of the greatest inventions of all time - photography, moving pictures and television. Show more