Inventions That Changed the World

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Inventions That Changed the World
Each opening title is relevant to its subject matter, in this case the Jet
Created by Jeremy Clarkson
Directed by Neil Ferguson
Starring Jeremy Clarkson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Producer(s) Michael J. Mosley
Running time 60 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Original release 15 January (2004-01-15) –
12 February 2004 (2004-02-12)

Inventions That Changed the World is a five-part BBC Two documentary series presented by Jeremy Clarkson. First broadcast on 15 January 2004, the programme takes a look at some of the inventions that helped to shape the modern world. The UKTV channel Yesterday frequently repeats this series. However, episodes are edited to 46 minutes to allow for commercials to air in the one-hour time slot.


No. Title Original airdate
1 "The Gun" 15 January 2004 (2004-01-15)
Clarkson tells us all about guns.
2 "The Computer" 22 January 2004 (2004-01-22)
Clarkson reveals the origins of the computer and the recent areas of artificial intelligence.
3 "The Jet" 29 January 2004 (2004-01-29)
Clarkson shows how much the Jet has changed the world by traveling around the world.
4 "The Telephone" 5 February 2004 (2004-02-05)
Clarkson gives the details of the first telephones and shows how much has changed since its invention.
5 "The Television" 12 February 2004 (2004-02-12)
Finally Clarkson reveals the invention of the television and how it affected the world since its invention.

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