The Brits Who Built the Modern World
49:26

The Brits Who Built the Modern World: The Freedom of the Future

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 21, 2015

Design and technologies

History

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This is the definitive story of how one generation of British architects, born within five years of each other, changed the world with a bold new approach to architecture, led ...

This is the definitive story of how one generation of British architects, born within five years of each other, changed the world with a bold new approach to architecture, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers with their high-tech vision.

The Car That Money Can't Buy
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The Car That Money Can't Buy

SBS November 27, 2015

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Classic car fanatic Mark Evans goes in search of the world's most exclusive car: the Jaguar Lightweight E Type. This is a car that no amount of money can buy, you have to be ...

Classic car fanatic Mark Evans goes in search of the world's most exclusive car: the Jaguar Lightweight E Type. This is a car that no amount of money can buy, you have to be invited to purchase it.

James May's Toy Stories
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James May's Toy Stories: Action Man

SBS January 19, 2015

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James May attempts to rehabilitate one of Britain's most derided toys by seeing if Action Man can do what no toy has ever managed - travel faster than the speed of sound.

James May attempts to rehabilitate one of Britain's most derided toys by seeing if Action Man can do what no toy has ever managed - travel faster than the speed of sound.

Aussie Inventions that Changed the World
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Aussie Inventions that Changed the World: Communication

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel July 1, 2019

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Digital technologies

History

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Australian inventors have boldly re-imagined communication across the spectrum of technologies: Graeme Clark's extraordinary bionic ear delivered deaf patients the sound of ...

Australian inventors have boldly re-imagined communication across the spectrum of technologies: Graeme Clark's extraordinary bionic ear delivered deaf patients the sound of speech; John O'Sullivan and his CSIRO team created the world's first high-speed wi-fi that dramatically changed the communication landscape worldwide; Henry Sutton's visionary Telephane was designed in Ballarat decades before the television; and post-master James Raymond established the world's first pre-paid postage system in Sydney in 1838 with his delightfully simple pre-paid envelope.

Grand Designs Revisited
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Grand Designs Revisited: Sussex

ABC September 9, 2010

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For ten years Ben Law, a woodsman, fought for and gained planning permission to build a house in the heart of the West Sussex woods where he worked. But there was a condition ...

For ten years Ben Law, a woodsman, fought for and gained planning permission to build a house in the heart of the West Sussex woods where he worked. But there was a condition attached: he could never sell the house, only pass it on to his successor. Ben wanted his home to be totally self-sufficient with no main services, and had decided to build it using only materials from the woods, using techniques pretty similar to those used 1000 years ago.

Grand Designs Revisited
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Grand Designs Revisited: Hackney

ABC May 13, 2010

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Kevin McCloud takes a trip back to the home of John and Elini Flood who completely gutted their Victorian terrace house to create an open, light and modern space. For ten ...

Kevin McCloud takes a trip back to the home of John and Elini Flood who completely gutted their Victorian terrace house to create an open, light and modern space. For ten years John and Elini have lived in a 19th century terrace house in the north-east London borough of Hackney. Hackney is a conservation area so the facade can't be changed but everything else can be demolished.

Restoration Home
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Restoration Home: Big House

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC December 11, 2011

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Once a building of grandeur and influence, Big House is now a carcass. But digging deep into the archives, the property's historical and architectural roots give an insight ...

Once a building of grandeur and influence, Big House is now a carcass. But digging deep into the archives, the property's historical and architectural roots give an insight into the wealth and power of an empire built on one of the country's most precious commodities - coal.

James May's Toy Stories
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James May's Toy Stories: Airfix

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 15, 2010

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Science

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James May is out to prove why traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant today when he pushes them to the limit in spectacular, supersize challenges. From full-size ...

James May is out to prove why traditional, old fashioned toys are still relevant today when he pushes them to the limit in spectacular, supersize challenges. From full-size Lego houses to bridges made completely of Meccano, he shows what they are capable of in James May's Toy Stories. Proving the best toys don't always need batteries, James's madcap toy adventures will see him using some of the best-loved toys of our generation, and reminding everyone that there's a big kid in all of us.

Mastercrafts
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Mastercrafts: Thatching

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC October 13, 2011

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Thatch used to cover half a million British roofs in 1900. Only 30,000 remain and Oxfordshire based master thatchers Matt Williams and Dave Bragg are among1000 thatchers left ...

Thatch used to cover half a million British roofs in 1900. Only 30,000 remain and Oxfordshire based master thatchers Matt Williams and Dave Bragg are among1000 thatchers left in the UK. Matt and Dave have 25 years' experience between them and are well equipped to take on the rookies to teach them all they know.

Mastercrafts
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Mastercrafts: Blacksmithing

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC October 20, 2011

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The humble village smithy, was for centuries, the most important place in the village and it was the craft of the blacksmith, more than any other, that transformed Britain ...

The humble village smithy, was for centuries, the most important place in the village and it was the craft of the blacksmith, more than any other, that transformed Britain into the great workshop of the world during the industrial revolution. Market trader Dominic Branch, 37, museum educator Gill Fewings, 47, and architectural illustrator Hugh Gallagher, 40, take up their places as enthusiastic beginners in a 300-year-old forge in Humberside to learn this ancient craft.

Restoration Man
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Restoration Man: Windmill

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC August 18, 2011

Design and technologies

History

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Clive Bolton, a mechanical contractor from Manchester, bought Melin Newydd Windmill in Angelsey, Wales in 2001, planning to turn it into a holiday home and a place to retire ...

Clive Bolton, a mechanical contractor from Manchester, bought Melin Newydd Windmill in Angelsey, Wales in 2001, planning to turn it into a holiday home and a place to retire with his wife, Jane. As it is Grade II listed, Clive has to retain as many original features of the windmill as possible, which includes reconstructing the original 1833 roof.

Bill's Tasty Weekends
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Bill's Tasty Weekends: Yorkshire

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC September 23, 2011

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

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Bill Granger is staying in an eco-friendly house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. He tries his hand at the classic Yorkshire Pudding and meets a monk who has performed ...

Bill Granger is staying in an eco-friendly house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. He tries his hand at the classic Yorkshire Pudding and meets a monk who has performed miracles with the Amplethorpe orchard.

Our Food
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Our Food: Norfolk

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 6, 2012

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Geography

Intercultural Understanding

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Food critic Giles Coren embarks on a journey across Britain to discover how the landscape, history and climate shape what is grown and where it is grown. Giles and the team ...

Food critic Giles Coren embarks on a journey across Britain to discover how the landscape, history and climate shape what is grown and where it is grown. Giles and the team start in Norfolk, a county where local, seasonal foods are just as important as large-scale commercial farming.

Bill's Tasty Weekends
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Bill's Tasty Weekends: Norfolk

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC September 2, 2011

Design and technologies

Intercultural Understanding

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This weekend Bill is staying in a vertigo inducing water tower on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Getting up close to the Queen's very own cattle inspires him to serve up ...

This weekend Bill is staying in a vertigo inducing water tower on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Getting up close to the Queen's very own cattle inspires him to serve up the perfect steak.

James May's Toy Stories
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James May's Toy Stories: Lego

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS April 2, 2010

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Science

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Tonight James is using the classic Lego brick. As generations of toy lovers know, Lego has not changed in its 50-year history, but now James and his army of helpers attempt to ...

Tonight James is using the classic Lego brick. As generations of toy lovers know, Lego has not changed in its 50-year history, but now James and his army of helpers attempt to build the world's first full-size house made out of Lego. And then he has to live in it.

Grand Designs Revisited
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Grand Designs Revisited: Birmingham

ABC February 25, 2010

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Kevin McCloud revisits an innovative housing association's scheme in Birmingham. A group of 11 men and women agreed to build, not just their own, but each other's homes. ...

Kevin McCloud revisits an innovative housing association's scheme in Birmingham. A group of 11 men and women agreed to build, not just their own, but each other's homes. This group of first time builders are on a tight schedule and even tighter budget. This multi-cultural group of self-builders who are on low or assisted incomes would not otherwise be able to afford their own home.

Jimmy And The Giant Supermarket
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Jimmy And The Giant Supermarket: Meatballs

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 1, 2012

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Rare breed pig farmer Jimmy Doherty has a dream to make free range food affordable for everyone. So he's challenged Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, to let him prove he ...

Rare breed pig farmer Jimmy Doherty has a dream to make free range food affordable for everyone. So he's challenged Britain's biggest supermarket, Tesco, to let him prove he can do it, and they've agreed. Part of BBC Knowledge's What’s Your Body Hiding?

Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets
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Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC June 28, 2012

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Stephen Fry takes a nostalgic romp through the devices that have revolutionised our individual and collective lives, from the abacus and the umbrella to the Swiss army knife ...

Stephen Fry takes a nostalgic romp through the devices that have revolutionised our individual and collective lives, from the abacus and the umbrella to the Swiss army knife and the Walkman. Actors, comedians, inventors and experts join the fun to celebrate gadgets we simply couldn't live without. They share memories of the difference these gizmos have made to their lives.