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The Secret Life of Machines

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".

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 4 (1988 - 1993)
Schedule: Fridays (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
3x06: The OfficeMar 25, 1993
3x05: The Fax MachineMar 18, 1993
3x04: The PhotocopierMar 11, 1993
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