More Industrial Revelations Europe

More Industrial Revelations Europe

2002 - 2008, History, Other, Science, Technology
Mark Williams and later Ronald Top bring the engineering of the Industrial Revolution to life, discovering the design and technology of the time and the daily regime of its labourers.
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Episode Guide

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Swedish Waterways (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Swedish Waterways

    Characters and inventions from the days of Britain's industrial expansion.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Steaming up the Alps (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Steaming up the Alps

    The transformation of rail travel.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Perfect Porcelain (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Perfect Porcelain

    Ronald Topp investigates the new techniques and ways of working that turned local potteries into an international industry.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - High Fliers (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    High Fliers

    The history of manned flight.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Exploding Engines (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Exploding Engines

    Attempts in making steam-powered road vehicles.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Eiffel's Tower (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Eiffel's Tower

    Eiffel was the world's greatest advocate of the use of iron in construction.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Cotton, Linen and Rope (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Cotton, Linen and Rope

    The invention of the automatic spinning wheel in the mid-18th century.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - The City (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The City

    Cities were traditionally developed around water until the railway developed.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Building Europe (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Building Europe

    Characters, machines and inventions from Britain's industrial expansion.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Bread, Beer and Salt (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Bread, Beer and Salt

    How food production kept up with industrialization.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - The European Story: King Silk (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The European Story: King Silk

    Jacquard's loom in 1805 was the first automated machine, exploding the French silk industry by making detailed patterns easier to make.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - European Story: Iron Men of Sweden (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    European Story: Iron Men of Sweden

    With the right ingredients, wood, iron ore, limestone, and the industry, Sweden was producing high-quality cast iron for Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Steam on the Water (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Steam on the Water

    One of Scotland's last coal and steam-driven Clyde puffers.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Espionage; Cockerill (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Espionage; Cockerill

    Having `spied' in the UK textile industry, William Cockerill brought the newly-invented steam engine to the continent to power textile machines in the early 19th century.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - European Story: Generation Electric (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    European Story: Generation Electric

    Ernest Werner von Siemens and Johann Gerg Halske were the greatest innovators in electric power, building the first dynamo and creating the very first electric train.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - European Story: Big Bang (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    European Story: Big Bang

    After the death of his brother in a failed experiment and the destruction of many of his factories, Alfred Nobel finally discovers dynamite.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - The European Story: The Impossible Railway (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The European Story: The Impossible Railway

    The German Maffei won a locomotive competition in Austria for an engine to run on the adventurous Semmering railway line, a civil engineering spectacular over the Alps.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - The European Story: Hot Metal (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The European Story: Hot Metal

    The rise of the printing presses became an industrial process due to Plantin and Moretus in Antwerp and with the German steam press.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - European Story: The Canal King (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    European Story: The Canal King

    Roland retraces Pierre-Paul Riquet's steps and reveals the ground-breaking construction that links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - European Story: Reaping the Whirlwind (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    European Story: Reaping the Whirlwind

    The Dutch used the power of the wind to save them from the waves, and to power their shipbuilding business to make them masters of the seas.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Machine Tools (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Machine Tools

    Machine factories stamp, trim, drill and mass-produce a wide range of large or small items, repetitively and accurately with steam-powered engines.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Cutting it Fine (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Cutting it Fine

    Once the highly secretive silk production process was smuggled out of China, the European Silk Industry was born.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Heavy Metal (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Heavy Metal

    The demand for copper and tin led to all sorts of innovations in mining as shafts had to be sunk deeper than ever before.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Bright Sparks (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Bright Sparks

    Joseph Swan's incandescent light bulb brought light into the home; Michael Faraday's work on magnets led to the development of electric motors.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Building a Revolution (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Building a Revolution

    The move from the country to cities caused the need for new house building materials.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Under Pressure (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Under Pressure

    Joseph Bramah was a prolific inventor who discovered that liquids could not be compressed which lead to the science of Hydraulics.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Print And Paper (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Print And Paper

    As printing became more widespread, paper production underwent industrialization improving the quality and upping the quantity.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Gas On Wheels (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Gas On Wheels

    How William Murdoch's vision of self-powered road vehicles helped him discover coal-gas.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - What to Wear (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    What to Wear

    Mechanization helped to reduce the cost of clothing, and improved on quality.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Bread and Beer (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Bread and Beer

    Mark discovers that during the 19th century, people drank beer instead of water, as the fermentation process killed off bugs.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Power Crazy (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Power Crazy

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Highland Flop (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Highland Flop

    More-powerful steam engines solve a variety of problems during the Industrial Revolution.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - The Iron Horse (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Iron Horse

    Welsh iron-masters drive the development of the world's first steam locomotive.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Cutting Edge (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Cutting Edge

    Mark Williams discovers how mass-produced high-quality steel and new transport systems in northern England created a famous industry.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Coining It (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Coining It

    Mark Williams visits Birmingham to discover how it gained its reputation as the city of a thousand trades.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Working Iron (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Working Iron

    Mark Williams learns how Thomas Telford and the Darby family created new transport routes by using iron in unforeseen ways.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Pennine Passage (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Pennine Passage

    Mark Williams finds out how the Leeds and Liverpool canal turned rival counties into industrial hotbeds and made mill owners wealthy.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Clocking On (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Clocking On

    Mark Williams discovers how Josiah Wedgwood transformed the simple business of pottery into a global industry.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Pants for Everyone (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Pants for Everyone

    Mark Williams learns how comfortable cotton fabrics became available to all with the establishment of water-powered factory production mills.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Boom Time (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Boom Time

    Mark Williams presents the birthplace of Britain's canal system to find out how coal transportation was crucial to the Industrial Revolution.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Door to the Buried Resources (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Door to the Buried Resources

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Industrial Revelations (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Industrial Revelations

    Cromford was the site of the first cotton mill in England.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Industrial Revelations (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Industrial Revelations

    Experience the working conditions of the Industrial Revolution.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Industrial Revelations (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Industrial Revelations

    The birthplace of Britain's canal system.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Industrial Revelations (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Industrial Revelations

    Mass-produced high-quality steel.

  • More Industrial Revelations Europe - Industrial Revelations (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Industrial Revelations

    Birmingham, the city of a thousand trades.

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