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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. Steven Johnson discovers the unsung heroes of invention in the surprising journey from the candle to the neon lights of Las Vegas and the world of lasers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Paul Olding

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones
Director:
Nic Stacey

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series. A look at the unsung heroes who allowed us to transport our voices over long distances - one of the greatest transformations in how we live our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From the clean environment of a microchip factory to the engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, Steven Johnson traces the journey from dirty to clean in our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Producer:
Nic Stacey
Director:
Nic Stacey

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

For at least 100,000 years, humans have been able to make fire, but the skill to make cold is a modern technique. Steven Johnson traces the unsung heroes of this technology. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steven Johnson
Executive Producer:
Jane Root
Executive Producer:
Peter Lovering
Executive Producer:
Michael Jackson
Director:
Julian Jones