The Story of Science • 2010 • 6 episodes • 5h:52m

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path

What Is Out There?

How we came to understand our planet was not at the centre of everything in the cosmos.


What is the World Made Of?

How atomic theories and concepts of quantum physics underpin modern technology.


Can We Have Unlimited Power?

The story of how power has been harnessed from wind, steam and from inside the atom.


How Did We Get Here?

Michael Mosley tells how scientists came to explain the diversity of life on earth.


Who Are We?

The sciences of brain anatomy and psychology have offered different visions of who we are.


What Is The Secret of Life?

The story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the human body.