North of England | Local Heroes

Adam Hart-Davis recalls William Sturgeon's inventing the electric motor and James Nasmyth's steam hammer Adam also sees Joseph Paxton's inspiration for Crystal Palace and looks at the Manchester desk at which Ernest Rutherford worked on atomic structure.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 28'59''
  • Broadcast year: 1998
Curriculum Connection
  • Science

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Local Heroes
  • Episode: North of England