Shock and Awe–The Story of Electricity


The BBC produced a marvellous history of the origins of electricity a number of years ago – the series was presented by Professor Jim AlKhalili on BBC Four’s  and was entitled “Shock and Awe – The Story of Electricity”.

The Story of Electricity  is quite incredible from the work of Alessandro Volta and Humphrey Davy up to the invention of electro-magnetism of Michael Faraday work and the foresight of Nikola Tesla  – this is recounted captured beautifully.

What follows is the series of three parts in full (

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