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"Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:51 am
by Mark
Anyone see this, quite exciting and bought a nostalgic tear to the eye.

Lots of lovely clips, and interesting updates, great to see some of the classic presenters, and even a TX fault, for old times sake.

Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!)

Good on Maggie Philbin for going 'off Script' at the end to suggest a series.

Not much chance though, it's too...good!

What's you favourite theme?

I would have to choose the original, but with the Denton and Cook version, inches behind.

Bring it back, with "Top Of The Pops", on a Thursday night...go on...I dare you!

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 pm
by Private Frazer
I haven't heard the original theme tune very often since I watched in the late 60's and 1970's so I really enjoyed the start of the programme last night. I never knew it was from Johnny Dankworth. It's Raymond Baxter, James Burke and Judith Hann I remember presenting the show and enjoyed her recollecting the human story.

One of the present day features amused me with the robot needing Wi-Fi to work (and was really slow); eyes and ears etc. an idea? Such robots, especially in our image, have the potential to get quite scary though; let them stay put and make things.

Had the 'Tomorrow's World: genius gadgets and gizmos' 2008 book a while back and the three earlier books from 1970, 1971 and 1973 would be good to get - yesterday's Tomorrow's World (and earlier TV Sci-fi) has always interested me.

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:29 am
by Scary
Mark wrote: Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!)
The only free studio there is in use on Thursday nights for Graham Norton.

Though I'd have thought if they had have done it there they wouldn't have been able to do the self driving car and the jet pack demonstrations, at least not to that sort of scale... lots of free space out the back of BBC Scotland by the looks of things.

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:34 am
by Brian F
I like the cut to an empty "This Week" studio for a few seconds in the middle of the show. Proof it was live?? A good reminder of what can go wrong.

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:07 am
by Mark
Scary wrote:
Mark wrote: Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!)
The only free studio there is in use on Thursday nights for Graham Norton.

Though I'd have thought if they had have done it there they wouldn't have been able to do the self driving car and the jet pack demonstrations, at least not to that sort of scale... lots of free space out the back of BBC Scotland by the looks of things.
Otherwise it's ITV isn't it?..."This Morning" is resident in Studio 3 I think.

I also liked the Robot, but forget that and hover boards, what I'm waiting for is 'Box' from "Star Cops".

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 am
by TonyCurrie
Scary wrote:
Mark wrote: Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!)
The only free studio there is in use on Thursday nights for Graham Norton.

Though I'd have thought if they had have done it there they wouldn't have been able to do the self driving car and the jet pack demonstrations, at least not to that sort of scale... lots of free space out the back of BBC Scotland by the looks of things.
The BBC Science Unit is based at Pacific Quay, so it was natural to make the show here. But as observed above, Studio A at PQ is a very large studio with big doors out to the vehicle compound (which allowed them to bring jet pack man straight into the studio); and there's a great deal of very useful space around the building for shooting such demonstrations. And we have a proper restaurant as well. I bumped into Judith Hann the following day at Heathrow (ironically!) and everyone had really enjoyed the experience.

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:24 pm
by Mark
It certainly looked very good, nice studio by all accounts, it's just the nostalgia factor of it coming from Television Centre.

Norton aside, it seems like BBC shows come from everywhere EXCEPT The Centre.

Here's a thing, I remember a 60's clip, man in a box or barrel and they blow it up, obviously, first thing that springs to mind is April fool, but I can't find any mention of it anywhere, think it was Mr Baxter presenting the item?

Anyone else recall this?