Reinventing The Wheel

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022]Comedian Ben Silburn begins a four-part journey back in time to discover how we moved from the Stone Age to 20th-century technology.

Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022] Unknown: Ben Silburn

Producer: Anne McNaught.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971026]Comedian Ben Silburn begins a four-part investigation into the history of technology. Producer Anne McNaught

* Face behind the Voice: page 141

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971026] Unknown: Ben Silburn

Producer: Anne McNaught

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971029]Comedian Ben Silburn continues his four-part investigation into the history of technology.

2: The Greeks may have been techno-snobs, but elsewhere in history, attitudes have been more welcoming. Producer Anne McNaught

WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971029]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971102]Comedian Ben Silburn continues his four-part investigation into the history of technology. Part 2.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971102] Unknown: Ben Silburn
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971105]Ben Silburn continues his four-part look at the history of technology. 3: The golden age of invention. Producer Anne McNaught
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971109]Comedian Ben Silburn continues his four-part investigation into the history of technology.

3: A look at the golden age of invention. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971112]Comedian Ben Silburn concludes his four-part investigation into the history of technology. The pace of change has never been faster.

Producer Anne McNaught

WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971116]Comedian Ben Silburn concludes his four-part investigation into the history of technology. Revised repeat from Wednesday
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971116]
0101The Potter1997102219971026Comedian Ben Silburn begins a four-part journey back in time to discover how we got from the Stone Age to 20th-century technology.
0101The Potter20011231Adam Hart-davis on how the wheel has moulded human history. 1: `The Potter's Wheel'. This wheel tells a story of towns, traders and the battle of the sexes over 5,000 years.
0102The Greeks May Have Been Techno-snobs1997102919971102Comedian Ben Silburn continues his four-part investigation into the history of technology. 2: The Greeks may have been techno-snobs, but elsewhere in history, attitudes have been more welcoming.
0102The Water Wheel20020107Adam Hart-davis on how the wheel has moulded human history. 2: `The Water Wheel'. He discovers why the size and shape of water wheels provides clues about society.
0103The Golden Age Of Invention1997110519971109Comedian Ben Silburn continues his four-part investigation into the history of technology. 3: A look at the golden age of invention. Plus what it takes to make a million.
0103The Spinning Wheel20020114Adam Hart-davis on how the wheel has moulded human history. 3: `The Spinning Wheel'. He sees how threads, fairy tales and the story of Indian independence are connected.
0104The Ferris Wheel20020121Adam Hart-davis on how a simple piece of technology has moulded human history.

4: `The Ferris Wheel'.

Adam discovers why the idea of going sedately round in circles still appeals.

0104 LASTAre We Really Better Off Than Before?1997111219971116Comedian Ben Silburn concludes his four-part investigation into the history of technology. The pace of change has never been faster - but are we really better off than before?
0105The Roulette Wheel20020128Adam Hart-davis on how the wheel has moulded human history. 5: `The Roulette Wheel'. He explores the impact of ball and wheel on the laws of mathematics and the mores of society.