'How We Got to Now' is airing on BBC2, Saturday evenings, 7.35pm. Conceived and presented by innovation expert and best-selling author, Steven Johnson, this series of six programmes explores and explains how inventions have shaped and changed our world - sometimes in the most unexpected of ways. Johnson is an amiable and engaging presenter who is obviously absorbed and fascinated by his subject matter.
The programmes have six themes - 'Clean' - 'Time' - 'Glass' - 'Light' - 'Cold' - 'Sound'.
I really enjoyed episode one and I'm looking forward to the next five.
For more information and to catch up on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b053hxjw
and for our US readers: http://www.pbs.org/how-we-got-to-now/home/