A forthcoming episode of “The Forum” programme on the BBC World Service will focus on inventor James Watt.

Dr Malcolm Dick of the University of Birmingham was interviewed for the show.

He says the BBC also talked to Watt experts Val Boa from McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock, Ben Russell from the Science Museum in London, and Professor Larry Stewart, based in Canada. The programme was recorded at the BBC Studios in London.

“The Forum” promises to help listeners “discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts”.

The Watt programme is expected to be broadcast on BBC World Service radio from Thursday, June 27 until Monday, July 1 (times vary, depending on your global location).

In the UK, the episode is due to air on June 27 at 09.06 a.m.,  the next day at 00.06 a.m. and on Sunday, June 30, at 3.06 p.m. BBC World Service Radio is available on DAB sets and on Freeview.

You can listen to episodes via the programme’s website, once broadcast.

You can also download episodes as podcasts. 

In the US & Canada, SiriusXM satellite radio carries the full BBC World Service schedule on channel 118. See the schedule here. To listen in other countries, please click here (and look in the right-hand side FAQ panel).

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