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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World 

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention, and technology built on one another to change everything.
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Jim Al-Khalili Jim Al-Khalili ...  Himself - Presenter 6 episodes, 2019
Danielle George Danielle George ...  Herself - Engineer / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Jim Meigs Jim Meigs ...  Himself - Science Writer 2 episodes, 2019
Tiera Fletcher Tiera Fletcher ...  Herself - Aeronautical Engineer / ... 2 episodes, 2019
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Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention, and technology built on one another to change everything.

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17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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In the UK, the episodes were shown in the order 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.1, 1.3. This was not a random order determined at the time of broadcast, because at the end of each episode before the credits there was an "in next week's episode" trailer. See more »

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Fantastic Series.
26 May 2019 | by pidstrSee all my reviews

Brilliant presentation with engrossing tales.

But,.. The episode on Rockets misses some vital accuracy regarding the fuels used. Hydrogen is not the most common, or the most powerful, and while the narration (scripted and read beautifully by Patrick Stewart) is telling us about the limits of Hydrogen power, the visuals show us rockets that fly using LOx and RP1 - the latter being a derivative of Kerosene. For more accurate information on that part of the subject matter, Tim Dodds on Everyday Astronaut has a brilliant presentation. Misses being 10 stars only to reflect the work of the researchers and script writers being 'mostly accurate'.


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