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Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity (2011)

Directed by Tim Usborne, John Eastman and Alex Freeman.
Starring Jim Al-Khalili.


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Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological advancements. Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to create modern industry and to give us the digital revolution.

  • Original title: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
  • Release date: Oct. 6, 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Runtime: 3h 0min
  • Producers: The Open University and BBC


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