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MIPCOM Picks 2014: Everyday Miracles

We are surrounded by stuff, and its ubiquitous nature tends to render it inconsequential in our eyes. But professor Mark Miodownik believes it’s nothing of the sort.
October 1, 2014


Partners: BBC with The Open University; distributed by DCD Rights Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Aired: August 2014 (BBC4)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK and Eire
We are surrounded by stuff, and its ubiquitous nature tends to render it inconsequential in our eyes. But professor Mark Miodownik believes it’s nothing of the sort, and in this two-part special, he illuminates the stories behind the stuff in an effort to elevate the everyday. From razor blades (invented by King Camp Gillette in 1901) to foam rubber (discovered by accident in the 1930s), to stockings and plywood, Miodownik acts as our guide, spiriting us through the material world and its wonders.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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