TBH explores how tech businesses got started, how they succeeded or failed and what it was like to work in them. Presenter Charles Miller is a former BBC producer who specialised in documentaries about technology and business. In TBH he continues his research, meeting key people whose stories tell us how technology found its way into our lives. In this first series, he talks to those behind the dot com boom and bust in the UK in the late 1990s.
Sally Robinson: The dot com success story from a remote farm in Yorkshire
Amplebosom is a dot com success story on a Yorkshire farm.
Tan Rasab: How WCities nearly conquered the world
The rise and fall of the dot com startup WCities
Toby Rowland: Journalists needed crazy dot coms like us to write about
The rise and fall of the dot com startup Clickmango
Eva Pascoe: Making the Internet cool in London
Tech pioneer Eva Pascoe talks about Cyberia, the trendy London Internet cafe she founded.
Rory Cellan-Jones: The rise and fall of dot com Britain
As a BBC journalist, Rory-Cellan Jones witnessed the brief dot com boom in the UK, followed by the bust. Among the big stories, he covered the birth of Freeserve, Lastminute, Firebox and Clickmango - many of them headed by relatively privileged young...
Darryl Mattocks: Selling books online before Amazon
This week's guest started an online bookshop that was probably the first in the world. He’s not Jeff Bezos but he is, arguably, Britain’s answer to the founder of Amazon. He’s Darryl Mattocks and he was selling books online in 1994 - a year ahead of...