18 shows

Modern Marvels

December 10, 1993

HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.

Ueno may be the president of the science club at her junior high and a genius inventor, but she still can’t figure out how to confess to her crush, Tanaka! Can she find a way to give her heart what it truly yearns for?

Kardeş Payı

February 13, 2014

The show is about two brothers and a sister. The two brothers have a plumbing company and they are trying to invent something that would make the world a better place.

James May's 20th Century

July 10, 2007

James May takes a look at some of the greatest developments of the 20th century.

In the series, "Wallace will take a light hearted and humorous look at the real-life inventors, contraptions, gadgets and inventions, with the silent help of Gromit. The series aims to inspire a whole new generation of innovative minds by showing them real, but mind-boggling, machines and inventions from around the world that have influenced his illustrious inventing career" (the BBC press statement).

Peter Sallis reprised his role as the voice of Wallace. The filmed inserts are mostly narrated by Ashley Jensen, with one in each episode presented in-vision by Jem Stansfield. John Sparkes also voices a portion in the unseen character of archivist Goronwy.

Ancient Inventions

September 13, 1998

Ancient Inventions was a BBC historical documentary series released in 1998. It was presented by ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones and looked at great inventions of the ancient world. The series is split into 3 episodes, namely City Life, Sex and Love, and War and Conflicts, all around 50 min long.

Histoire des Inventions

January 1, 1981

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The Big Life Fix

December 7, 2016

The UK's leading inventors create ingenious new solutions to every-day problems and build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need.

Teams of people invent new technology for a chance to win $1 million.

The Secret Life of Machines is an educational television series presented by Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod, in which the two explain the inner workings and history of common household and office machinery. According to Hunkin, the show's creator, the programme was developed from his comic strip The Rudiments of Wisdom, which he researched and drew for the Observer newspaper over a period of 14 years. Three separate groupings of the broadcast were produced and originally shown between 1988 and 1993 on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, with the production subsequently airing on The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel.

Made in Britain

June 20, 2011

Evan Davis looks at the British economy and asks what our country is good at and how it can pay its way in the world,

Series revealing the lives of the Dragons' Den Dragons

Dragons' Den Online

September 16, 2009

Dom Byrne presents the underground version of the hit BBC Two show that has been operating exclusively online

Dragons' Den: On Tour

September 6, 2009

The Dragons tour the UK to find out what happened next to their investments

A look back over the highs and lows experienced by the hundreds of entrepreneurs who have entered the Den over the last nine series, examining the key ingredients required for a successful pitch.

Britain's Next Big Thing

April 12, 2011

A series in which the buying teams of three high street giants ask members of the public to supply them with the next bestselling product.

The Genius of Invention

January 24, 2013

Every time we switch on a light or boil a kettle we rely on power - but most people don't stop to think about the inventions and discoveries that allow us to live the way we do. In an exciting new four-part series for BBC Two, The Genius of Invention reveals the fascinating chain of events behind inventions that make everyday life possible.

Follow Matt Hunter and Jeremy MacPherson as they dig up original patent designs from history’s lost inventions and build them, test them, and try to make them work. From a snow annihilator from the 1930s to a Chinese dragon rocket over 600 years old to a solar powered crematorium, Matt and Jeremy take us through the strange and entertaining world of invention.

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