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A five part BBC 2 TV documentary series, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, that took a look at some of the inventions that have helped to shape the modern world. First broadcast on Thursday 15 January 2004, 8p.m., the series looked at 1) the gun; 2) the computer; 3) the jet plane; 4) the telephone; and in the final part, 5) television. Written by Anonymous

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A big history lesson why all things come from Britian
14 August 2007 | by (Tel-Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

I like Jeremy Clarkson a lot, he has great sense of humor and he is very good commentating on cars with clever humor and intelligence.

But this show was boring I'm sorry, the only decent episode was about the gun.

It is boring because most of it focuses too much on the story of the invention, you hear Jeremy Clarkson telling the story while sometimes they will include scenes of actors portraying the inventors.

But the most bothering thing is that they tell you how every invention is actually a British invention, in the computer episode for example, they tell you it was a British invention, but if they had gone deep enough they would tell you it was the Chinese who made the first computer which was the Abacus, only at the end of the episode they bother to mention that it was the Americans who made computers as we know them today.

Milding interesting but ultimately misleading and not objective.


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