Characters and inventions from the days of Britain's industrial expansion.
The transformation of rail travel.
The history of manned flight.
Attempts in making steam-powered road vehicles.
Eiffel was the world's greatest advocate of the use of iron in construction.
The invention of the automatic spinning wheel in the mid-18th century.
Cities were traditionally developed around water until the railway developed.
Characters, machines and inventions from Britain's industrial expansion.
How food production kept up with industrialization.
One of Scotland's last coal and steam-driven Clyde puffers.
Machine factories stamp, trim, drill and mass-produce a wide range of large or small items, repetitively and accurately with steam-powered engines.
Once the highly secretive silk production process was smuggled out of China, the European Silk Industry was born.
The demand for copper and tin led to all sorts of innovations in mining as shafts had to be sunk deeper than ever before.
Joseph Swan's incandescent light bulb brought light into the home; Michael Faraday's work on magnets led to the development of electric motors.
The move from the country to cities caused the need for new house building materials.
Joseph Bramah was a prolific inventor who discovered that liquids could not be compressed which lead to the science of Hydraulics.
As printing became more widespread, paper production underwent industrialization improving the quality and upping the quantity.
How William Murdoch's vision of self-powered road vehicles helped him discover coal-gas.
Mechanization helped to reduce the cost of clothing, and improved on quality.
More powerful steam engines solve a variety of problems during the Industrial Revolution.
Welsh iron-masters drive the development of the world's first steam locomotive.
Mark Williams learns how Thomas Telford and the Darby family created new transport routes by using iron in unforeseen ways.
Mark Williams finds out how the Leeds and Liverpool canal turned rival counties into industrial hotbeds and made mill owners wealthy.
Mark Williams discovers how Josiah Wedgwood transformed the simple business of pottery into a global industry.
Mark Williams learns how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to all with the establishment of water-powered factory production mills.
Mark Williams presents the birthplace of Britain's canal system to find out how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution.