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 ...
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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
Clarkson up to his usual, being funny and opinionated
There are 5 episodes in this series covering the 5 inventions that "Changed the World" They are are the Gun, Computer, Jet, Telephone, and Television Clarkson has a more British perspective on these inventions than you would see on Nova. He does give credit where credit is do, but does make everyone aware that what you take for granted is not always correct.
The series does remind one of the the old James Burke series, connections, but with a more modern twist. It is amazing how much things have changed in computer and telephones since Burke did his series in 1979. 15 Years is several lifetimes in the modern world of electronics.
The series is well shot, well written, and presented in a fashion that is both humorous and serious. If you're not careful you might actually learn something.
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