The Day the Universe Changed:
James Burke's ground-breaking series "The Day The Universe Changed" which explores the evolution of Western Scientific thought starting from the fall of Rome.
Connections 1, 2, 3:
James Burke's most well-known series "Connections" which explores the surprising and unexpected ways that our modern technological world came into existence.
Now available on YouTube - until they are taken down
I highly recommend these. Catch them before they get taken down. (again)