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1964: Fyfe Robertson investigated what you could buy for that executive businessman (or woman!) in your life.
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1983: There was a festive treat for computer geeks, as the home computer revolution was televised, on Sixty Minutes.
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1970: Nationwide scaled a Scottish mountain to find a cairn dedicated to blues singer Robert Johnson.
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1961: Comedy Playhouse, the series of pilots that went on to spawn BBC sitcoms like Are You Being Served, Steptoe and Son, and Till Death Us Do Part, was first broadcast.
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1949: Don Johnson was born. In 1989, he appeared on Wogan and talked about the impending end of Miami Vice and his future plans.
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BBC Archive Dec 14
1962: Alan Whicker visited a super-secret security vault underneath Wiltshire. After all the time it took to get into it, the contents couldn't possibly be underwhelming, could they?
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BBC Archive Dec 14
1987: "It occurs to me that I haven't told you anything about the plot, and that's because there's not much to tell." Barry Norman was unimpressed with Masters of the Universe.
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BBC Archive Dec 14
1962: Is it a wig? Is it a hat? Tonight had a look at the newest fashion trend - the Wig-Hat.
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BBC Archive Dec 14
1922: John Reith was appointed first ever General Manager of the BBC.
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BBC Archive Dec 13
1975: Paul Simon was on Parkinson, where he talked about writing but not singing Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
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BBC Archive Dec 13
1965: Christopher Trace had fireproof tinsel at the ready as he made Blue Peter’s advent crown
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BBC Archive Dec 13
1981: The Money Programme was looking at the Rubik’s Cube revolution.
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BBC Archive Dec 13
1961: Tonight captured the calming and mesmerising process of biscuit-making. Ah, satisfying. This video is deliciously silent.
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BBC Archive Dec 13
1965: Jackanory, the children's storytelling programme, was broadcast for the first time. Find out more about it here -
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BBC Archive Dec 12
ICYMI - : Tomorrow's World visited "Tomorrow's Home" in the year 2020. Since we're almost there now, how accurate do you think their predictions were? For more Tomorrow's World gems, you can visit -
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BBC Archive Dec 12
1986: "I actually fell in love by electronic mail." Micro Live devoted a whole episode to this strange new thing called 'electronic mail'.
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BBC Archive Dec 12
: Tomorrow's World visited "Tomorrow's Home" in the year 2020. Since we're almost there now, how accurate do you think their predictions were? For more Tomorrow's World gems, you can visit -
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BBC Archive Dec 12
Anyone planning a Pre-Christmas shopping spree this weekend can take comfort in the fact that they probably won't be looking for a Cabbage Patch doll or a Buzz Lightyear toy...
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BBC Archive Dec 12
: George Orwell’s novel 1984 was brought to television and starred Peter Cushing as Winston Smith.
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BBC Archive Dec 11
: Tomorrow's World sent Luke Casey to look at how word processors were going to revolutionise the office of tomorrow. Properly prophetic stuff in here.
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