Civilisations Stories: Innovation And Inspiration In Birmingham

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Eleven BBC One documentaries, one for each BBC English Region, accompany the landmark BBC Two series Civilisations.

In the centre of England in the 1700s a perfect and thrilling storm was brewing. It was all about the pioneering spirit of the people. Radical ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit collided in the non-conformist West Midlands.

This heady mix became The Birmingham Enlightenment and sparked off a series of events and inventions that put the region on the world stage for centuries. From a brand new style of graphic typography to experimental amputations that advanced surgery to a marketing campaign to end slavery. Actor Mark Williams discovers the radical world of Georgian Birmingham.

Period30 Apr 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleCivilisation Stories: Innovation And Inspiration In Birmingham
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC 1
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size30 mins
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Producer/AuthorBBC One West Midlands
    PersonsMalcolm Dick, Jonathan Reinarz