Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity


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Original run: 06.10.2011 — 20.10.2011
Country of origin: UK
Genre: Educational, Discovery/Science
Network: BBC Four
Watched by: 177 of 821 995
Total running time: 3 hours
Episode duration: 60 min.
Episodes count: 3
IMDB rating: 8.5 of 10 522 rating: 8.565 of 10 460


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.

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