This documentary series explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law; many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. Filmed in locations across Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and America, this illuminating series brings to life some of the key characters of the era - Newton, Erasmus, Darwin, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Frederick the Great and Thomas Jefferson - and the ideas that shaped the world we live in today.
Long before Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang, Jascha Heifetz was the original classical superstar. Supremely talented, his violin playing has arguably never been surpassed. Peter Rosen's film charts his extraordinary story of successes which span virtually the entire 20th century.