Genius Of Britain

10:00pm Saturday, August 28 on M4

Continuing the Richard Dawkins’ Age of Reason season, with a special introduction from Richard Dawkins for all three programmes. The third programme in the series looks at the scientific titans of the 19th century. The fourth programme in the series looks at how war can bring with it innovation as well as horror. It tells the story of some of the scientists and engineers who helped Britain win the Second World War. The final programme in the series looks at the incredible discoveries of the last 50 years and reveals where some of the greatest minds of our time think we are heading.

10:00pm Saturday, August 21 on M4

Continuing the Richard Dawkins’ Age of Reason season, with a special introduction from Richard Dawkins. We may only be a small island, but Britain’s great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the steam engine to evolution, the atom, computers and the world-wide web. In a five-part series some of Britain’s leading scientific figures – Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, David Attenborough, Robert Winston, Paul Nurse, Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes and Olivia Judson – tell the stories of the people behind these innovations.

9:00pm Sunday, May 30 on C4

Britain’s great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution and the atom. In a new five-part series, over the next five nights, some of Britain’s leading scientific figures – Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, David Attenborough, Robert Winston, Paul Nurse, Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes and Olivia Judson – tell the stories of the people behind these innovations. From Isaac Newton to Frank Whittle, James Watt to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Joseph Banks to Rosalind Franklin, these are the people who overcame all obstacles in the search for answers.

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