101 Gadgets That Changed The World

HISTORY CHANNEL – Sunday 9 October, 7.30pm

The gadget: It’s small enough to hold in your hands. It’s mechanical or electronic, and mass-produced. It’s a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this two-hour special, the editors of Popular Mechanics and a panel of experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them. Presented by Richard Dean Anderson of MacGyver fame.