Connections (1978)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Creator: James Burke
  • First Air Date: 1978-10-17
  • Last Air Date: 1978-12-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 10
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 50 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention, Connections explores an "Alternative View of Change" that rejects the conventional linear and teleological view of historical progress. To demonstrate this view, Burke begins each episode with a particular event or innovation in the past (usually ancient or medieval) and traces a path from that event through a series of connections to a fundamental and essential aspect of the modern world.

  • Keywords: miniseries
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    Connections Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 2004-06-06
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1978-10-17
    10 Episodes

    Connections Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Trigger Effect min
    Season 1Episode 2Death in the Morning min
    Season 1Episode 3Distant Voices min
    Season 1Episode 4Faith in Numbers min
    Season 1Episode 5The Wheel of Fortune min
    Season 1Episode 6Thunder in the Skies min
    Season 1Episode 7The Long Chain min
    Season 1Episode 8Eat, Drink and Be Merry min
    Season 1Episode 9Countdown min
    Season 1Episode 10Yesterday, Tomorrow and You min
    Season 2Episode 1Revolutions min
    Season 2Episode 2Sentimental Journeys min
    Season 2Episode 3Getting It Together min
    Season 2Episode 4Whodunit? min
    Season 2Episode 5Something for Nothing min
    Season 2Episode 6Echoes of the Past min
    Season 2Episode 7Photo Finish min
    Season 2Episode 8Separate Ways min
    Season 2Episode 9High Times min
    Season 2Episode 10Deja Vu min
    Season 2Episode 11New Harmony min
    Season 2Episode 12Hot Pickle min
    Season 2Episode 13The Big Spin min
    Season 2Episode 14Bright Ideas min
    Season 2Episode 15Making Waves min
    Season 2Episode 16Routes min
    Season 2Episode 17One Word min
    Season 2Episode 18Sign Here min
    Season 2Episode 19Better Than the Real Thing min
    Season 2Episode 20Flexible Response min
    Season 3Episode 1Feedback min
    Season 3Episode 2What's in a Name? min
    Season 3Episode 3Drop the Apple min
    Season 3Episode 4Invisible Object min
    Season 3Episode 5Life is No Picnic min
    Season 3Episode 6Elementary Stuff min
    Season 3Episode 7A Special Place min
    Season 3Episode 8Fire From the Sky min
    Season 3Episode 9Hit the Water min
    Season 3Episode 10In Touch min
    • James Burke

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