Host Adam Hart-Davis rediscovers the innovations and inventions the Romans brought to Britain--in this episode, hi-tech farming methods and the creation of our first cities. The Romans brought new crops such as cabbages and turnips, as well as ingenious tools like. the original Swiss-Army knife. Adam tries out a reaping machine that was the forerunner of the modern combine-harvester, and finds modern crops are a tougher proposition than ancient wheat. In York, Adam discovers remains of the original Roman city. Beneath the streets, he finds a Roman sewer that is still working and marvels at the design of the best-preserved lavatories in the country. Adam discovers how Romans made glass windows and tests-out a specially built replica of the world's first fire engine.
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