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A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).
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In many shots there is a clock which shows the time as 19:58. This represents the year in which the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was founded (1958). See more
[after the Radiophonic Workshop closed, Mark Ayres was made curator of the tapes
Oliver Postgate - Narrator
One day, he learned to his horror that all the tapes recorded after 1983 had simply been thrown away.
So I hit the roof, and then spent a couple of weeks opening every door in Maida Vale and saying "Where would these tapes have gone? What was the process by which these tapes were skipped?" And they said "Well, we get a guy in. He'd move the tapes out and then he'd order the skip." "Where would he put the tapes ...
Composed by John Baker See more