S1E2: South | Local Heroes

Bicycling scientist Adam Hart-Davis recreates the world's first powered flight, 50 years before Wright Brothers, by John Stringfellow, lace trade engineer, in Chard. Also Adam looks at a perpetual mouse trap by Colin Pullinger from Selsey.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 29'14''
  • Broadcast year: 1996
Curriculum Connection
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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
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: South