Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. 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.
1) Episode 1: Spark
Episode one tells the story of the very first 'natural philosophers' who started to unlock the mysteries of electricity. This is the story about what happened when the first real concerted effort was made to understand electricity; how we learned to create and store it, before finally creating something that enabled us to make it at will - the battery.http://videosift.com/video/BBC-Shock-and-Awe-The-Story-of-Electricity-Ep-2-of-3http://videosift.com/video/BBC-Shock-and-Awe-The-Story-of-Electricity-Ep-3-of-3