Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention is a BBC One science show featuring the animated claymation characters Wallace and Gromit, made by Aardman. The BBC said in a press statement that the series, "Wallace will take a lighthearted and humorous look at the real-life inventors, contraptions, gadgets and inventions, with the silent help of Gromit". The series aims to inspire a whole new generation of innovative minds by showing them real, but mind-boggling, machines and inventions from around the world that have influenced Wallace's illustrious inventing career. It was the final Wallace & Gromit production to feature Peter Sallis as the voice of Wallace, with Ben Whitehead replacing him in all subsequent appearances.
The series was commissioned by Jay Hunt, controller of BBC One, and Jo Ball.
Characters & Voice cast
- Peter Sallis as Wallace
- Ashley Jensen as Narrator (filmed inserts)
- John Sparkes as Archivist Goronwy
- Jem Stansfield as Science Correspondent ("It Never Got Off The Drawing Board" segment)
- Main article: Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention: Season 1
- Nature Knows Best - November 3, 2010
- Reach for the Sky - November 10, 2010
- Home Sweet Home - November 17, 2010
- Come to Your Senses - November 24, 2010
- Better Safe Than Sorry - December 1, 2010
- From A to B - December 8, 2010
The series originally aired on BBC One and BBC One HD in 2010 in the United Kingdom, debuting on the 3rd of November, with the finale of season 1 on the 8th of December.