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 ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2004  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Jeremey Clarkson examines the history of the Victoria Cross, and follows the story of one of the 1,354 men who were awarded it - Major Robert Henry Cain.

Director: Richard Pearson
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Peter De La Billiere, Jack Reynolds
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of one of the most daring operations of World War II - the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March 1942. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearson
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Corran Purdon, Bob Wright
Top Gear: Apocalypse (Video 2010)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Just what will motoring be like in a post apocalyptic world that's been blown to bits by nuclear bombs or a massive comet? It's a burning question that's on literally nobody's mind, and we ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Churchward
Stars: Richard Hammond, James May
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Brian Klein
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Vicki Butler-Henderson
James May's Man Lab (TV Series 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Rory Barker
James May's Road Trip (TV Series 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Wine expert Oz Clarke travels around France with Top Gear (1978) presenter James May in an attempt to turn him into a wine connoisseur.

Stars: Oz Clarke, James May, Jean-Claude Mas
Toy Stories (TV Series 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

James May travels all over Britain to show the origins of some toys, and creates amazing things with them.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Oz Clarke
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Brian Klein
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, George Shields, Edd China
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Brian Klein
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This year Jezza takes the cream of Europes super-cars to the USA to pit them against America's finest, with highlights including a race up a mountain between a Cadillac Escalade, a Hummer ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Klein
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Ben Collins, Casper Leaver
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Jeremy Clarkson tells the dramatic story of the Arctic convoys of the Second World War, from Russia to the freezing Arctic Ocean.

Director: Richard Pearson
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Ron Batley, Jim Cairns
James May's Top Toys (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Scott Tankard
Stars: James May, Pete Waterman, Richard Howells
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2004)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reenactment | tv mini series | See All (2) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2004 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


6 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Inventions That Changed the World (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page