Mechanical timekeeping has been transforming our lives for centuries, but time discipline has been a constant human battleground.
In the first of three programmes, Chris Bowlby traces the struggle for time control, from the medieval clock via the Victorian timetable to computer driven acceleration.
Chris Bowlby presents the second of three programmes on how time measurement changed the world.
As railways, telegraphs and submarine cables made the 19th-century dream of international timetabled uniformity seem possible, plans were developed to abolish everything from deviant local clocks to excessive sleep.
Chris Bowlby presents the last of three programmes on how time measurement changed the world.
As atomic clocks measure fractions of a second and technology constantly accelerates the pace of life, what has happened to the human sense of time?