The Secret Life of the National Grid

At the heart of Britain sits something so all pervasive we don't even notice it's there - the national electricity grid. This three-part series charts how our lives got wired and the impact electrification has had.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2010 - 2010)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

Pulling the Plug

Episode 1x03; Nov 9, 2010

Miners, nuclear scientists, politicians, environmentalists and even the City have all wrestled for control of the national electricity grid and the power that it has brought.The final film in this history of the grid charts how it has been the battle

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Pulling the PlugNov 9, 2010
1x02: Switching OnNov 2, 2010
1x01: Wiring the NationOct 26, 2010
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