Feast your eyes on Fred Harris (remember him?) and these 80s computers, on BBC Micro Live from 1986. It's amazing how dated this now looks, but at the time the graphics looked pretty decent!
It's hard to find a decent technology show on the BBC these days, of course. All we have is Click on the BBC News channel. Lasting less than half an hour, the "technology" show seems to be obsessed with mobile phones. As it's called "click", why isn't the show dedicated to computers? And why can't it have a regular slot on BBC1 or BBC2 so we know when it's actually aired, seeing as there are no listings for BBC News 24 in the TV Magazines. How I miss the 80s!
This clip features Maggie Philbin (she was also on Swap Shop in the 70s) messing around with the Fairlight CVI Video computer. The effects are pretty impressive, and looked just fantastic in those days!
This was my favourite Tomorrow's World theme tune as it had that futuristic electro sound, which was perfect for a show that reviewed/pre-viewed futuristic products. This was ditched later on in the 80s as it had become "unfashionable", but with the recent revival of analog style synth music (original analog synths fetch a fortune these days) this would sound pretty cool these days.
Despite the video stating 1987, I believe this theme tune was actually introduced in 1986, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it! It has lost the more electronic sound of the earlier versions, which is a great shame. Too Conservative for my liking, but then these were the Thatcher years!
80s Knight Rider
Toshiba TV Ad
80s Video Games
ET - Video Game