It must be said this sounds like the vaguest TV show title ever. You might as well have The Tale of Things.
The show actually involves designer Zoe Laughlin looking into the world of material science, exploring the developments into how things are made. These innovations include 3D printers making everlasting dental crowns, and self-extinguishing insulation made from fungus.
The Secret Story of Stuff: Materials of the Modern Age is on BBC Four at 21.00.