This compelling BBC Two series sees popular science author Steven Johnson revealing the unsung heroes behind the innovations that shape our world today.
On Saturday 7 March Johnson learns how a French scientist accidentally discovered neon light – and changed advertising forever.
The following week, he reveals that Alexander Graham Bell thought the best use for his famous invention was long-distance music sessions. Over the course of the series, Johnson finds that teamwork leads to the most transformative ideas.
How We Got To Now, Saturdays on BBC Two (regional times vary) or catch up with the series on BBC iPlayer