Summary:WHY DID JOHN LOGIE BAIRD TRY TO SET UP A JAM-MAKING FACTORY IN TRINIDAD? WHAT PART OF A TELEVISION SET TRAVELS AT OVER 22,000 MPH? WHAT HAS A WIND-POWERED CLOCK GOT TO DO WITH TV? WHY DOES A MODERN TV SET HAVE HALF AS MANY BITS INSIDE AS A 15 YR OLD ONE? WHAT DOES A TRANSISTOR DO? WHY IS THE GLASS OF A TV TUBE OVER 10MM THICK? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 19 TV SETS CATCH FIRE? THE ANSWERS TO THESE AND MANY OTHER MYSTERIES ABOUT THE TV SET IN TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME. THIS PROGRAMME ENDS WITH A BONFIRE OF TV SETS - STILL WORKING. THE SERIES CONTAINS ANIMATED SEQUENCES IN TIM HUNKIN'S CARTOON-STYLE AND MANY SPECTACULAR SPECIAL EFFECTS.
Description:SIX HALF HOUR FILMS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY TIM HUNKIN ABOUT HOW HOUSEHOLD MACHINES WORK.