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Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention - Nature Knows Best


Wallace and Gromit explore the wonders of the natural world and look at inventions inspired by Mother Nature. We visit some incredible flying penguins and other elegant manta-ray-inspired robots at Festo in Germany and visit Malawi, where scientists are studying the intricate structures of termite mounds to create self-cooling houses of the future. In Holland we meet the brilliant sculptor Theo Jansen as he shows us his latest amazing contraption, the Animaris Siamesis - a huge insect-like structure that moves independently and gracefully with the wind. In Israel, Jem Stansfield meets a man who has invented a fish-like 'gill' which could allow humans to breathe underwater and we look at some weird and wonderful fly-eating furniture based on the Venus Fly Trap plant and other carnivorous plants. Finally, Wallace, with the help of his friend Goronwy, gives us a run-down of his top five animal-inspired inventions.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-11-03 19:30:00 - 2010-11-03 19:57:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South East, BBC One South, BBC One Oxford, BBC One North West, BBC One North East, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One London, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One HD,
  • 2010-11-03 20:00:00 - 2010-11-03 20:30:00 on BBC One Wales,
  • 2010-11-05 19:30:00 - 2010-11-05 20:00:00 on BBC One Scotland,

Credits

  • Series Producer Rob Baker
  • Narrator Ashley Jensen
  • Wallace Peter Sallis
  • Participant Jem Stansfield
  • Director Merlin Crossingham
  • Series Producer Rob Baker
  • Narrator Ashley Jensen
  • Wallace Peter Sallis
  • Participant Jem Stansfield
  • Director Merlin Crossingham