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James May's 20th century / directed and produced by Simon Baker ... [and others] ; BBC Productions for The Open University.

May, James, 1963- (host.). Baker, Simon, (director,, producer.). King, Paul, 1978- (director,, producer.). Harrison-Hansley, Milla, (director,, producer.). Thomas, Helen, (director,, producer.). King-Dabbs, Claudine, (director,, producer.). Walker, Dan, (director,, producer.). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). Open University. (Added Author). Athena (Firm) (Added Author). Acorn Media (Firm) (Added Author).


"James May revisits the 20th century to discover how inventors and their innovations changed the way we live today"--Set container.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598287882 :
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide booklet (13 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 15 cm)
  • Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : distributed by Acorn Media, [2012 +]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from set container.
"Athena"--Set container.
Originally broadcast on television as a six-part series in 2007.
Accompanying viewer's guide booklet includes a timeline of inventions and articles on the 20th century's decades.
Bonus disc includes the three episodes of the television program James May's big ideas (ca. 180 min.) and a biography of James May.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1 (ca. 87 min.). Episode 1. Honey, I shrunk the world -- Episode 2. Blast off! -- Episode 3. Body fantastic -- Disc 2 (ca. 87 min.). Episode 4. Take cover! -- Episode 5. Inventing the teenager -- Episode 6. Big city, bright lights.
Bonus disc: James May's big ideas (ca. 180 min.). Episode 1. Come fly with me -- Episode 2. Man-machine -- Episode 3. Power to the people.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed and produced by Simon Baker, Paul King, Milla Harrison-Hansley, Helen Thomas, Claudine King-Dabbs, and Dan Walker.
Participant or Performer Note:
Presenter, James May.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Inventions > History > 20th century.
Inventions > Social aspects > 20th century.
Technological innovations > History > 20th century.
Social history > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library DVD 017 (Text) 32311111199375 DVD Available -

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