When Tomorrow's World went wrong, the perils of live TV

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Tomorrow's World, the BBC's flagship science programme which ran for nearly 40 years, would carry out live demonstrations in the studio each week.

But not everything went according to plan, as former presenters and producers recall.

READ MORE: Patrick Moore to Brian Cox - A history of TV science

Mad and Bad: 60 years of Science on TV will be broadcast on BBC Four at 2100GMT on Wednesday 15th December 2010, or catch-up afterwards on BBC iPlayer

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