How We Got To Now


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

About author

Nick Scott

Nick Scott

A former editor-in-chief of The Rake and deputy editor of the Australian edition of GQ, Nick has had features published in titles including Esquire, The Guardian, Observer Sport Monthly and Rolling Stone Australia and is a contributing editor to Director magazine. He has interviewed celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Elle Macpherson, as well as business people including Sir Richard Branson, Charles Middleton and Nick Giles and Michael Hayman MBE.

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