Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

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Light and Dark (TV Mini-Series 2013)
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Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the science of gravity, recreating ground-breaking scientific experiments including the moment when Galileo first discovered how to measure gravity.

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The Story of Maths (TV Series 2008)
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The Story of Science (TV Mini-Series 2010)
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

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Jim Al-Khalili Jim Al-Khalili ...  Himself - Presenter 3 episodes, 2010
Andrea Sella Andrea Sella ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2010
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Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

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English

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21 January 2010 (UK) See more »

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