I am rather disconcerted by some reviews that don't give credence to this marvellous series. Wallace and Gromit introduce fascinating clips from obscure corners of the world that celebrate wonderful inventions. Not only are these clips superb and ranging from art to pure scientific discovery; the animated intervening introductions by Wallace and his loyal sidekick are also packed with inventive and relevant animated detail to accompany the theme of the programme, be it flight, engines etc. I cannot recommend this series enough for both adults and also for children. My six year old, who is an inventor in the making, watches the episodes several times on i-player and loves to see walking sculptures on the beach or Wallace moving around in a steam engine chair fuelled by Gromit and a showel of coal. And what could be more fascinating than creating a modern central heating system derived from observing and casting a structure constructed by termites? This form of presentation is fairly revolutionary I think and cannot be faulted.
Really a nice variation on the W&G theme. It's a combination of an interesting documentary and a load of W&G fun. It's quite amazing what inventors all over the world are doing, and even more amazing you they manage to find the time and money to shake off the humdrum of ordinary life do these absurd projects. I take my hat off to the producers for finding these obscure inventors and to the presenters for keeping a straight face while talking to them. Some of the projects are really silly, but these are the ones that are most entertaining because they are real endeavours in the true spirit of W&G. One man built a bamboo machine that walked along a beach, propelled by wind power. It was the most complicated, ricketty, hilarious, Heath-Robinsonian structure I've ever seen. A brilliant series.
Totally brilliant. The children love it and it really gets their minds going about ways to invent things. Loved it so much I bought a copy for my 6 year olds school. They said they had never seen the entire year so quiet and absorbed !