Title:The Secret Life Of: The Central Heating System
Date:3rd October 1989
Summary:WHO WAS COUNT BUNSEN? WHY DOES AIR GET TRAPPED IN RADIATORS? WHAT IS A BALANCED FLUE? FOW WAS THE DANISH WAR OFFICE HEATED BY CANNONBALLS? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WATER INSIDE A CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM BOILS? IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIGHT A FIRE WITH AN ELECTRIC DRILL? WHY ARE OIL-FIRED BOILERS NOISY? WHO BUILT THE FIRST CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM? WHAT HAS A STEAM-POWERED CLOCK GOT TO DO WITH THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL HEATING? THE ANSWERS TO THESE AND MANY OTHER MYSTERIES ABOUT THE CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM IN TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME. 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.