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Brits Who Made The Modern World

2008-2008 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Five has commissioned Raw TV to make Brits Who Made The Modern World - a factual series presented by Peter Snow - which tracks down the unsung heroes behind some of Britain's greatest technological advancements.

The 6 x 30 series reveals the true stories behind technological innovations we take for granted today – each the product of the ambition and vision of unlikely British engineers and inventors, who struggled against all odds.

The stories include: the tiny company that challenged the might of British Telecom in the 1980s to create Britain's first mobile phone network; the creation of the legendary Harrier Jump jet, which was initially ignored by the RAF, but went on to help win the Falklands' war, and the forgotten story of Britain's rocket men, who managed to create a satellite launching rocket on the tiniest of budgets.

Also featured is the tilting train that was so advanced that British Rail cancelled it; the story of the amateur racing club that put Britain back on the FI grid with a revolutionary new car design, and the two teenagers who used the ideas of a 13th Century mathematician to create the world's first 3d computer game.
Main Cast
N/APeter Snow
as (presenter) [S 1]


Premiered on Network:
Five in UK

Genres: Documentary

Language: english  Runtime: 30 mins

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#Ep. No.Episode Title Prod # Available InfoiTunes DL Broadcast  Comments 
1x01Formula One  PD C  |edit  2008-06-20  Discuss episode! 
1x02Tilting Trains  P     |edit  2008-06-27  Discuss episode! 
1x03Rockets  P     |edit  2008-07-04  Discuss episode! 
1x04Mobile Phone  P     |edit  2008-07-25  Discuss episode! 
1x05Harrier  P     |edit  2008-08-15  Discuss episode! 
1x06Computer Games  P    N|edit  2008-08-22  Discuss episode! 
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