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Jan 30, 2019

Who knew laying cable could be so difficult?

This isn't an episode about eating more fibre, it is about fibre optic's predecessor. The telegraph and how it is bloody difficult sending messages across the planet. Shouting might not work, but it is easier.

Wildman Whitehouse

Iszi Lawrence is a presenter of BBC's Making History and The British Museum Membercast. and on twitter: @iszi_lawrence.

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