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Now The Chips Are Down

First transmitted in 1978, Horizon examines the rise of the microprocessor and asks if automation presents a problem for the future of British industry.

First transmitted in 1978, Horizon examines the rise of the microprocessor and asks if automation presents a problem for the future of British industry.

The programme was followed by a live studio discussion, included here, featuring Mick McLean - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Robert Clayton - Technical Director G.E.C and Barrie Sherman - Director of Research, Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs.

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1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Jan 1979 18:10

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50 Years of Horizon Collection

50 Years of Horizon Collection
This programme is part a collection of BBC programmes specially chosen to celebrate Horizon's 50th anniversary.

 

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Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.

50 Years of Horizon - interactive ebook

50 Years of Horizon - interactive ebook
A free, interactive ebook designed for use on Apple, Android and Kindle tablets, and featuring clips from this selection of programmes as well as interviews with current Horizon presenters, is available to download at www.bbc.co.uk/horizon

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Paul Vaughan
Interviewer Richard Kershaw
Interviewed Guest Mick McLean
Interviewed Guest Robert Clayton
Interviewed Guest Barrie Sherman
Producer Edward Goldwyn
Editor Simon Campbell-Jones
Unknown Ted Walter

Broadcasts

  • Fri 31 Mar 1978 22:15
  • Sat 1 Apr 1978 17:35
  • Fri 26 Jan 1979 18:10

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