1: One day
15 September 1830
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