The Tyranny Of Time
|A||01||19991118||Mechanical timekeeping has been transforming our lives for centuries, but time discipline has been a constant human battleground.|
In the first of three programmes, Chris Bowlby traces the struggle for time control, from the medieval clock via the Victorian timetable to computer driven acceleration.
|A||02||19991125||Chris Bowlby presents the second of three programmes on how time measurement changed the world.|
As railways, telegraphs and submarine cables made the 19th-century dream of international timetabled uniformity seem possible, plans were developed to abolish everything from deviant local clocks to excessive sleep.
|A||03 LAST||19991202||Chris Bowlby presents the last of three programmes on how time measurement changed the world.|
As atomic clocks measure fractions of a second and technology constantly accelerates the pace of life, what has happened to the human sense of time?