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Saturday, 12 July 2008

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The BBC has released hundreds of old, previously unseen documents and records into the public domain.

While most of these documents are of little interest there were some articles written in the seventies for the ill fated 'What the future will be like' BBC magazine. These included a particularly interesting view of what television would be like in the year 2002 written by Eldon Meadow-head.

Here is just a sample of his predictions.

    5:00 AM - British Sphinx
    5:35 - Poppycock: light hearted binary code based quiz show
    6:00 - How? : 2/23 replacing a limb
    6:40 - How? : 3/23 Building a replica of the Eiffel tower.
    7:00 - Farming Today: when pigs evolve.
    7:30 - Hair eating (Live)
    9:00 - Bone idol: bone faced comedian 'bone face' hosts yet more music and chat.
    10:00- A party Political board cast from 'the loud party'
    10:10- FILM: Harry and the missing pipe: the blind detective attempts to retrieve the longest pipe in the world.
    12:00 PM-Midday news: Hosted by Examy-bot (the worlds robot to complete an exam)
    1:00 - Dads world of ice: the mysterious 'dad' continues to show us the latest from the world of ice. This week a machine designed to organize ice at great speed.
    2:00 - Bashful Boris: 1600c sitcom. The sweaty archer gets in more hilarious scrapes.
    3:00 - From here to there: can the team eat a piano?
    4:00 - Cancelled due to misbehavior.
    4:01 - FILM: The Nine Richards: comedy. Three men called Richard change there names to get into a zoo.
    6:00 - Dr Crunch: NEW SERIES. A scientist accidently give his skin the texture of crisps.
    7:00 - Thanks, but no thank (R/W/S)
    7:30 - Steady-Heady: Unsuspecting members of the public fall in love with ants.
    9:00 - Fat ghost thin!
    10:00- People who act in the opposite way to what there name implies they would: this week Carrie doesn't carry anything.
    12:00 - Shut Down: a nightly reminder from the king of Denmark to secure your house before sleeping.

The rest of his predictions will be available in the near future.

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