The Genius of Invention
|The Genius of Invention|
|Directed by||Victoria Bell|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dominic Crossley-Holland|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Productions|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||24 January– 14 February 2013|
|#||Title||Original air date||UK viewers
|1||"Power"||24 January 2013||1.60|
|How Britain uses power through technology.|
|2||"Speed"||31 January 2013||N/A|
|How the steam locomotive, internal combustion engine and jet engine were invented.|
|3||"Communication"||7 February 2013||N/A|
|The formation of machines that allow communication across the globe.|
|4||"Visual Image"||14 February 2013||N/A|
|The inventors who discovered how to reproduce still and moving images.|
Terry Ramsey of The Daily Telegraph gave the series three out of five stars and said that "despite the jumpy style and occasionally annoying chat, it had a lot of appealing science packed in, all neatly wrapped up so it didn’t even feel like we were learning. And it served as a useful reminder of just how much we rely on electricity." The Independent's Tom Sutcliffe said "everything from presentational style to the level of the material it contains it's essentially a children's programme. In fact, it calls for a new verb: to Bluepeterise, a shorthand for the increasingly fashionable technique of dividing the content up between three puppyishly eager presenters". Lucy Mangan, writing for The Guardian called it "terrible".
The series was released in the original English as a region 2 DVD set by a Dutch company in 2015.
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- Ramsey, Terry (25 January 2013). "The Genius of Invention, BBC Two, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Sutcliffe, Tom (25 January 2013). "Last Night's Viewing: The Genius of Invention, BBC2". The Independent. Retrieved 13 October 2013.