WORLD OF INVENTION STARTS NEXT WEDNESDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER!
It’s only 1 week to go until the first episode of Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention airs on BBC One at 7:30pm (8:00 in Wales) – add it to your calendar, circle it in your TV guides and set a reminder on your TV!
Episode One - Nature Knows Best
Wallace and Gromit explore the wonders of the natural world and look at inventions inspired by Mother Nature. The crew visit some incredible flying penguins and other elegant Manta Ray-inspired robots at Festo in Germany and visit Malawi, where scientists are studying the intricate structures of termite mounds to create self-cooling houses of the future.
In Holland the crew meet the brilliant sculptor Theo Jansen as he shows us his latest amazing contraption, the Animaris Siamesis - a huge insect-like structure that moves independently and gracefully with the wind. In Israel Jem Stansfield meets a man who has invented a fish-like 'gill' which could allow humans to breathe underwater and we look at some weird and wonderful fly-eating furniture based on the Venus Fly Trap plant and other carnivorous plants. Finally Wallace, with the help of his friend Goronwy, gives us a run-down of his top five animal-inspired inventions.
Exciting stuff! If you can’t wait that long for your next World of Invention fix, don’t forget to visit Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention website for more information, activities and a brand new game!!