The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)

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Tim Hunkin explains the inner workings of those machines that we all take for granted... in his own unique way.

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3   2   1  
1993   1991   1988  
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Tim Hunkin ...
 Himself - Presenter (18 episodes, 1988-1993)
Rex Garrod ...
 Himself - Presenter (18 episodes, 1988-1993)
Frances Kay ...
 Animation Voices (14 episodes, 1988-1993)
Meg Amsden ...
 Animation Voices / ... (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
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Tim Hunkin explains the inner workings of those machines that we all take for granted... in his own unique way.

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January 1988 (UK)  »

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The Secret Life of the Office  »

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The opening titles music is part of Val Bennett's "The Russians are Coming" which is a variation on Dave Brubeck's "Take Five". The closing credits music is another part of the same track which contains the more recognisable melody and 5/4 rhythm of "Take Five". See more »

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The Russians are Coming
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Composed and Performed by Val Bennett
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This is a gem of a series
9 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some years ago I searched for a DVD of this series. Finding only PAL (European video) format discs I found the entire series on sharing networks. I found Tim Hunkin's website and apologized to him and got a personal reply encouraging such sharing, as the BBC gave him no royalties past the first airing in England. I wish I could visit his wonderful arcade on the beach there. My son had even commented on his current lack of hair, and he responded directly to that given his age. Really, if you have curious children or relatives this is a wonderfully engaging series and explains the mysteries of mundane 80's technology better than anything else I've found.


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