BBC documentary series rebooted with original host a whopping 45 years on from first episode | The Sun

IN the 1970's the BBC aired the famous documentary, Connections with science historian James Burke.

Three series made up on 40 episodes aired on BBC One as it made its debut in 1978.

A second series of the documentary came in 1994 with a third series following three years later in 1997.

However it has been revealed that the informative BBC series is set to make a highly-anticipated return to the streaming service Curiosity Stream.

More than 45 after it's inception, a new batch of episodes with debut on 09 November as Connections with James Burke.

The show was known for its innovative approach to the way it looks at the past and the future.



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In each episode James, 86, would interlock different facts of knowledge to prove how seemingly different ideas intertwine and have built paths forward to the present day.

The six-part series will cover subjects such how the French Revolution maybe behind the rise of big data.

Other topics include how a cup of coffee in the 18th century is somehow connected with genetic engineering of humans in the future.

The host will also address issues such as AI and he is set to look into how a discovery of syphilis in the French aristocracy kicked off a journey towards the nanofabricator, a machine that can build anything.

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Head of Content for the streamer Rob Burk explained: "The stakes we’re facing are high – AI, limitless energy, genetically-engineered superhumans – and there is no better guide through this universe of connected people and ideas than the iconic science historian James Burke.

"We are thrilled to be working, once again, with our colleagues at Bigger Bang to bring back this groundbreaking series and reimagine it for a modern age."

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