THE IRON HORSE


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Program 1: One day

Time: 15 September 1830

Place: Liverpool and Manchester. This film traces the journey of the 'Rocket' steam engine from Liverpool to Manchester. On the way it gives clues to some of the puzzles and theories to be explored in this six-part history of the world. Why did the industrial revolution occur in England first and what caused it? Why did science flourish in Europe? What happened to the early promise of the great civilizations of Islam and China?

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