Connections (1994)

Genres - Science & Technology, History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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James Burke's enthusiasm for his subjects can be infectious, as viewers discover when they watch the Connections series. His good humor is part of the appeal of Connections 2: High Times, as he takes what appear to be unrelated elements, then links them all together. He frequently takes the viewer back in time to explore discoveries and inventions, and uses BBC archives to illustrate important points in the discussion. In this show, he looks at Big Ben in England, star tables, Mercator maps, Impressionist art, soap, a bounty of whales, fatty acids, radar, and polyethylene.

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technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention