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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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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Fun and Inquisitive Series for the Entire Family
3 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite series. I love gadgets and it's fun to see where they came from and how they came about, especially the ones we pretty much take for granted each day. For example: the lowly vacuum cleaner. Certainly not glamorous, but what would our carpets and draperies look like without this device.

Although it hasn't been run in the US for decades, I think it's time for a re-run, as well as a production on DVD. Luckily, I was able to find about 10 of the episodes on youtube and I really enjoy watching them over and over with my family and friends.

Tim Hunkin and his associate, Rex are really fun, if not a little crazy the way they perform some of their demonstrations.

Johnny


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