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  • How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Clean

  • Steven Johnson

From the ultra clean environment of a microchip factory to the railway engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, innovation expert Steven Johnson traces the surprising journey from dirty to clean in our lives. He discovers the unsung heroes of this transformation, like the doctor who secretly experimented with a deadly chemical to treat the water supply, and the storekeeper who revolutionised cleanliness in the home.

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From the ultra clean environment of a microchip factory to the railway engineer who lifted a city to install sewers, innovation expert Steven Johnson traces the surprising journey from dirty to clean in our lives. He discovers the unsung heroes of this transformation, like the doctor who secretly experimented with a deadly chemical to treat the water supply, and the storekeeper who revolutionised cleanliness in the home.

  • How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Cold

  • Steven Johnson

For at least 100,000 years, humans have known how to make fire. But the skill to make cold is a very modern technique. Innovation expert Steven Johnson traces the unsung heroes of cold, like the doctor who was desperate to beat fever and created a refrigerator, the rookie heating engineer who discovered how to cool our homes and set off a mass migration to the desert, and the young man who cut ice from a lake and transported it thousands of miles.

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For at least 100,000 years, humans have known how to make fire. But the skill to make cold is a very modern technique. Innovation expert Steven Johnson traces the unsung heroes of cold, like the doctor who was desperate to beat fever and created a refrigerator, the rookie heating engineer who discovered how to cool our homes and set off a mass migration to the desert, and the young man who cut ice from a lake and transported it thousands of miles.

  • How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Light

  • Steven Johnson

It was only a few centuries ago that the best source of light came from burning oil scooped out of a whale's head. Innovation expert 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.

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It was only a few centuries ago that the best source of light came from burning oil scooped out of a whale's head. Innovation expert 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.

  • How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Sound

  • Steven Johnson

The ability to transport our voices over long distances has been one of the greatest transformations in how we live our lives.

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The ability to transport our voices over long distances has been one of the greatest transformations in how we live our lives.

  • How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson - Time

  • Steven Johnson

From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, and the cobbler who invented the first cheap watch, innovation expert Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives. He locates the unsung heroes whose ideas transformed our world of time from the sundial to clocks accurate to billionths of a second.

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From submariners who live on an 18-hour day to the railway clerk who fought to standardise time zones, and the cobbler who invented the first cheap watch, innovation expert Steven Johnson discovers the surprising journey of time in our lives. He locates the unsung heroes whose ideas transformed our world of time from the sundial to clocks accurate to billionths of a second.

  • In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World

  • BBC 2

They are constantly circling hundreds of miles above our heads, driving our daily lives - yet we barely give satellites a second thought.

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They are constantly circling hundreds of miles above our heads, driving our daily lives - yet we barely give satellites a second thought.

  • In the Shadow of the Moon

  • Channel Four

The definitive story of going to the moon, told by those who went. Between 1969 and 1972 an elite group of men achieved an incredible dream. They were, and remain, the only human beings to set foot on a planet other than our own.

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The definitive story of going to the moon, told by those who went. Between 1969 and 1972 an elite group of men achieved an incredible dream. They were, and remain, the only human beings to set foot on a planet other than our own.

  • Inside Rolls-Royce

  • Channel 4

A privileged peek into the exclusive world of British heritage car brand Rolls-Royce. The cameras follow the team at the Goodwood factory as they manufacture their most expensive bespoke car to date.

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A privileged peek into the exclusive world of British heritage car brand Rolls-Royce. The cameras follow the team at the Goodwood factory as they manufacture their most expensive bespoke car to date.

  • Jumbo:The Plane that Changed the World

  • BBC

Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer; the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first, wide-bodied plane was (originally) intended as a stopgap to Boeing\'s now-abandoned supersonic jet.

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Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer; the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first, wide-bodied plane was (originally) intended as a stopgap to Boeing\'s now-abandoned supersonic jet.

  • Mega Builders - The Olympic Aquatic Centre

  • Channel 5

Following the front line of engineering and high-tech construction

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Following the front line of engineering and high-tech construction

  • Megastructures - London's Olympic Stadium

  • Channel 5

The inside story of the building of the clever arena, which was the centre of world attention in the 2012 Olympic games.

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The inside story of the building of the clever arena, which was the centre of world attention in the 2012 Olympic games.

  • Megastructures - Americas Biggest Dig

Building an eight lane freeway under the city of Boston.

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Building an eight lane freeway under the city of Boston.

  • Megastructures - Building the World

  • Jeremy Hall

In the Persian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of the earth's continents. This ambitious engineering feat is part of a plan to transform Dubai into one of the world's premiere tourist destinations

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In the Persian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of the earth's continents. This ambitious engineering feat is part of a plan to transform Dubai into one of the world's premiere tourist destinations

  • Megastructures - The World's Biggest Cruise Liner

  • Jeremy Hall

The Finnish construction of cruise liner Freedom of the Seas, which was launched in 2006 and, at 18 storeys in height and a quarter of a mile in length, is the largest in the world. As cameras show the many features such as the surf park and ice rink, experts investigate whether at 160,000 tonnes this is the maximum size ocean-going technology will reach before having too great a mass to float

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The Finnish construction of cruise liner Freedom of the Seas, which was launched in 2006 and, at 18 storeys in height and a quarter of a mile in length, is the largest in the world. As cameras show the many features such as the surf park and ice rink, experts investigate whether at 160,000 tonnes this is the maximum size ocean-going technology will reach before having too great a mass to float

  • Megastructures - The World's Biggest Sea Barrier

  • Jeremy Hall

Documentary looking at the design, structure and features of the North Sea Wall, a massive coastal defence system built along Holland's coastline

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Documentary looking at the design, structure and features of the North Sea Wall, a massive coastal defence system built along Holland's coastline

  • Nuclear Secrets - The Terror Trader

  • UK TV History

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  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 01: The Great Ship

  • Christopher Spencer

At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

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At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 02: The Brooklyn Bridge

  • Paul Wilmshurst

In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

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In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 03: The Bell Rock Lighthouse

  • Christopher Spencer

In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

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In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 04: The Transcontinental Railway

  • Paul Bryers

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the countless advances of the Industrial Age were gradually beginning to reach America,

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By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the countless advances of the Industrial Age were gradually beginning to reach America,

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 05: The Sewer King

  • Edward Bazalgette

In the summer of 1858, while the Great Eastern was being fitted out for her maiden voyage, London was in the grip of a crisis known as the 'Great Stink'. The population had grown rapidly during the first half of the 19th century, yet there had been no provision for sanitation.

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In the summer of 1858, while the Great Eastern was being fitted out for her maiden voyage, London was in the grip of a crisis known as the 'Great Stink'. The population had grown rapidly during the first half of the 19th century, yet there had been no provision for sanitation.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 06: The Panama Canal

  • Philip Smith

Having completed the building of the Suez Canal in 1869, Ferdinand de Lesseps dreamed of an even bolder scheme: the Panama Canal. Lesseps decided he would cut a path across the Isthmus of Panama,and thus unite the great oceans of the Atlantic and Pacific, making the long journey round South America unnecessary.

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Having completed the building of the Suez Canal in 1869, Ferdinand de Lesseps dreamed of an even bolder scheme: the Panama Canal. Lesseps decided he would cut a path across the Isthmus of Panama,and thus unite the great oceans of the Atlantic and Pacific, making the long journey round South America unnecessary.

  • Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - Episode 07: The Hoover Dam

  • Mark Everest

As pioneers explored and found their way across the vast continent of America, they were frequently stopped by poor or hostile environments such as the desert regions of Arizona and Nevada.

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As pioneers explored and found their way across the vast continent of America, they were frequently stopped by poor or hostile environments such as the desert regions of Arizona and Nevada.

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Episode 02: The Age of Invention

  • BBC 4

How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world.

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How harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world.

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Episode 03: Revelations and Revolutions

  • BBC 4

How we finally came to understand the science of electricity.

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How we finally came to understand the science of electricity.

  • Speed Machines - Episode 01: The Great Ocean Liners.

  • Channel Four

The 1930s was a highpoint for ocean-going liners. Crossing the Atlantic by boat was the only way to reach the US, and competition between the French and British shipyards was never less than fierce, a focus for patriotic pride.

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The 1930s was a highpoint for ocean-going liners. Crossing the Atlantic by boat was the only way to reach the US, and competition between the French and British shipyards was never less than fierce, a focus for patriotic pride.

  • Speed Machines - Episode 03: The Flying Boats

  • Channel Four

Back in the 1930s, two giant airlines began to span the globe, flying firstly mail and then passengers around the world. Pan American flew to Latin America and eventually across the Pacific to Asia.

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Back in the 1930s, two giant airlines began to span the globe, flying firstly mail and then passengers around the world. Pan American flew to Latin America and eventually across the Pacific to Asia.

  • Speed Machines - Episode 04: The Speed Boat Kings

  • Channel Four

The fourth episode in the series visits the fast, furious and all-too-often deadly powerboat races of the 1920s and 30s.

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The fourth episode in the series visits the fast, furious and all-too-often deadly powerboat races of the 1920s and 30s.

  • Storyville: Knocking On Heaven's Door

  • BBC 4

George Carey's film shows how the Russian space programme was kick-started by a mystic who taught that science would make us immortal, and carried forward by a scientist who believed that we should evolve into super-humans who could leave our overcrowded planet to colonise the universe. Stranger still, Carey shows how those ideas have survived Communism and adapted themselves to the science of the modern world.

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George Carey's film shows how the Russian space programme was kick-started by a mystic who taught that science would make us immortal, and carried forward by a scientist who believed that we should evolve into super-humans who could leave our overcrowded planet to colonise the universe. Stranger still, Carey shows how those ideas have survived Communism and adapted themselves to the science of the modern world.

  • Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials

  • BBC

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world.

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Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world.