The World: A Television History. Ep. 04. The Age of Iron

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “The World: A Television History”.
The age of iron (2,000 BC - AD 200) conjures images of a truly epic story. Iron became an increasingly important element of an industry which has lasted almost to the present day. Iron was first discovered by India, later by China and Africa, and has been the sinew of industry until steel, electricity and oil took over. This program shows the different techniques used for smelting iron, 3500 years ago until the present. Iron was the turning point in history industrially and in many other areas. Based on The Times atlas of world history.

Credits

production company

Network Television

Goldcrest

Channel Four

Bricomin Films

producer/director

Taylor Downing

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Appears in

The World: A Television History

Group of items

The World: A Television History

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302187

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Smelting

History → History, Ancient

History → Iron age

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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