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Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological advancements. Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to create modern industry and to give us the digital revolution.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Four (2011 - 2011)
Schedule: Thursdays (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

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Revelations and Revolutions

Episode 1x03; Oct 20, 2011

How understanding the secret of electrical superconductivity could transform the world.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Revelations and RevolutionsOct 20, 2011
1x02: The Age of InventionOct 13, 2011
1x01: SparkOct 6, 2011
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Also known as:
  • Az elektromosság története (Hungary Hungary)
  • История электричества (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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