Tomorrow's World - Office of the Future

In this compilation of reports from a longer programme, James Burke becomes an executive in a futuristic office where the role of a secretary has been usurped by an automated robot. Derek Cooper also reports on a new process for manufacturing micro-electronic crystal lights and visits a South Dakota laboratory deep underground where scientists are collecting information about the sun.

In the report on the underground laboratory, Derek Cooper refers to the final resting place of Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok and other noted cowboys of the Wild West. This is Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota. Many of the more apocryphal legends of the old West came via 'Buffalo Bill' Cody's touring shows, the cast for which included Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok and Annie 'get Your Gun' Oakley.

↗ Originally broadcast 16 April 1969.

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