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What the Victorians Did For Us - Birth of Cinema


Adam Hart-Davis tells how advances in chemistry enabled photography to replace painting as the main visual medium in Victorian Britain. He shows how Victorian cinema began with private viewings through machines called mutoscopes, which worked like giant flick-books.

Broadcasts

  • 2007-11-24 12:45:00 - 2007-11-24 12:50:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland,
  • 2008-09-09 10:30:00 - 2008-09-09 10:35:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales Analogue,

Credits

  • Presenter Adam Hart Davis