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Tomorrow's World | Review of 1980

A compilation of items from 1980.

CHANNEL | BBC 1

FIRST BROADCAST | 18 July 1980

DURATION | 21 minutes 18 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1980

Synopsis

As 'Tomorrow's World' goes off the air for a summer break, the series concludes with a timely look back at some items from the past year. Michael Rodd simplifies solar physics and studies otters in a California zoo, while Kieran Prendiville road-tests a new timber tractor. Judith Hann demonstrates a phone-operated heart monitor and scales new heights with a DIY lift, and Prendiville returns to bash out a tune on a new synthesiser that can sample real sounds.

Minor edits have been made to this programme for copyright reasons.

Did you know?

Replacing the jazz-based tune that had introduced 'Tomorrow's World' since 1965, a new electronic-style theme by Richard Denton and Martin Cook was used from January 1980. Denton and Cook also provided music for 'Hong Kong Beat', 'Quiller' and 'The Great Egg Race'.

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