Top Gear host explores the innovations that made the modern era. "Infectiously enjoyable" - London Evening Standard (U.K.); "Entertaining and informative" - The Observer (U.K.); "A gleeful bombardment of boyish whizz-bangs" - The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.).
Top Gear's James May revisits the 20th century to discover how inventors and their innovations changed the way we live today. With his trademark curiosity, insight, and wit, he shows how new technologies have revolutionized every aspect of our lives-how we made the world smaller, conquered space, improved our bodies, modernized warfare, built our cities, and created the teenager. In this engaging and entertaining six-part series, May travels from continent to continent, as well as back in time, to learn how we enhanced the world around us and improved ourselves. Television presenter, journalist, and author James May is best known for his role on the BBC's international phenomenon Top Gear. May has presented documentaries on a variety of subjects, including James May's Toy Stories and James May on the Moon.
The Athena label from Acorn Media is preparing a 3-DVD release of James May's 20th Century
, a 6-episode collection: "Honey, I Shrunk the World"; "Blast Off!"; "Body Fantastic"; "Take Cover!"; "Inventing the Teenager" and "Big City, Bright Lights." Priced at $59.99 SRP in the USA (CA$74.99 SRP in Canada), this 174-minute set is presented in anamorphic widescreen video, with English stereo sound and English subtitles. It arrives very soon, on July 17th
, and it includes these bonus features:
- James May's Big Ideas, a 180-minute bonus program
- 12-page viewer's guide with a timeline of inventions and articles on the decades of the 20th century, predictions for the century and their outcomes, and 100 years of wacky inventions
- James May biography
- Plus discussion questions at athenalearning.com