The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is running a trailer for a television programme named Stephen Fry And The Gutenberg Press. It is due to be shown at 9.00 pm on Monday 14 April 2008 on the BBC4 channel (Freeview channel 9).
It is also due to be shown again at 1.15 am and yet again at 2.45 am in the early morning of Tuesday 15 April 2008, also on the BBC4 channel.
The trailer shows papermaking, casting of metal type and making a wooden screw with a huge thread for a large wooden printing press and trying the printing press.
The BBC often repeats programmes from BBC4 on BBC2 a few days later, often at a weekend, though I have no present knowledge of whether this will happen with this particular programme.
I do not know whether the programme will be available on the web later.
Here is some text copied from the http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressr ... eval.shtml web page.
William OveringtonStephen Fry And The Gutenberg Press
The Gutenberg Press was perhaps the most revolutionary machine ever invented. In Stephen Fry And The Gutenberg Press, Stephen Fry discovers the lengths to which Gutenberg went to keep his project secret, then helps to build a working model of the press and explores how print democratised knowledge by making the written word accessible to all.
14 April 2008