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Weird and Wonderful Contraptions from Yesterday’s Future.
This hilarious book looks back on some of the more absurd inventions that were presented on the popular BBC show Tomorrow’s World.
Now that we have arrived in the future, and we’re not wearing silver space suits to work or eating pills instead of food, we can look back with some amusement on Tomorrow’s World.
Illustrated throughout and structured by theme, the book will recall the best of Tomorrow’s World occasional successes and frequent failures. The giant, Prisoner-like bubbles we were promised, inside which commuters could traipse across the Thames, haven’t arrived to solve inner-city congestion. We’re still waiting for holographic videophones, cybernautic sheep-shearing devices and flying cars.
With profiles of the main presenters dropped in throughout, critiquing their presenting skills, sartorial statements and science credentials, this trip back to the future has the irresistible pull of nostalgia, but is also a glorious celebration of a very British tradition of Heath Robinson-esque solutions to life’s little problems.
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David Stubbs has written about music, TV, film and sport for twenty years for publications such as Melody Maker, The Guardian, The Times, New Musical Express, The Wire, Spin, Arena, among others.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 7.95x6.18x0.63 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1846075785
Book Description BBC Books, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1846075785