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The Secret Life of Machines 1988

  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 1987-12-31T18:00:00-06:00
  • 25 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Tim Hunkin explains how the machines we use every day actually work, using a fascinating combination of experiments, analogies, animation, and larger-than-lifesize working models. The TV series was the outgrowth of a series of cartoons for the Observer newspaper called "The Rudiments of Wisdom", which Tim researched and drew for 14 years. The theme music is a version of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" by Val Bennett, retitled "The Russians are Coming".

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