Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

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Original run: 6 Oct 2011 – 20 Oct 2011

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Discovery/Science, Educational

Network: BBC FOUR UK

Watched by: 157 of 673 013 0.02%

Total running time: 3 hours

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.5 of 10 412 rating: 8.595 of 10 372

MyShows rating: 4.48 of 5 61


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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