Professor Brian Cox guides viewers through 350 years of British science to reveal what science really is, who the people are who practise it, and how it is inextricably linked to the past, present and future of each and every one of us.\n\nThis time, Professor Cox celebrates Britain's pivotal role in creating modern science. From performing Isaac Newton's iconic light experiment to meeting a wartime code breaker and making hydrogen explosions, Professor Cox leads the way through 300 years of British history. Along the way, he introduces the obsessive, eccentric, visionary characters who dragged science into the modern world by developing a powerful new way to investigate nature. He reveals what science really is, explores the mindset of those who practise it, and shows how science runs through the past, present and future of everyone.
Source: BBC 4