Our favorite British inventor (ok, maybe second to Tim Berners-Lee — we couldn’t PopWatch without the Web!) and his smart but silent dog are back in a new six-part series available on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention. In the series, which originally aired on BBC One, Wallace is in front of the camera, teaching about inventions that help with everything from space travel to housework — and trusty cameradog Gromit is producing behind the scenes. Check out Wallace’s Rube Goldberg-meets-Mr. Wizard act in this exclusive clip after the jump.

The claymation stars of Aardman Animations’ Oscar-winning short film adventures The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave came to prominence in the mid-90s, and more recently the short A Matter of Loaf & Death scored an Oscar nomination in 2009.

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