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James Burke was born on December 22, 1936 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He is known for his work on Connections 2 (1994), The Burke Special (1972) and The Day the Universe Changed (1985). See full bio »
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Connections 2
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 1997 Connections 3 (TV Mini-Series)
 1996 The Trigger Effect (television series Connections)
 1994 Connections 2 (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 20 episodes)
- Whodunit ... (writer)
- The Big Spin ... (writer)
- Something for Nothing ... (writer)
- Sign Here ... (writer)
- Separate Ways ... (writer)
 1982 The Neuron Suite (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Connections (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer)
 1972 The Burke Special (TV Series documentary)
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Anchored all the BBC's coverage of the Apollo moon flights.

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Earned an MA from Jesus College, Oxford University. See more »


Best known for his humourous documentaries about the history of science and technological change.

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