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The Computer Programme - Series 1
Episode 6 - Moving Pictures

Aired - 15 February 1982

Episode summary:

Chris plays soccer games on a Colecovision. Ian visits the London Planetarium to show us how a computer controls the amazing pictures which a projected using the sophisticated machinery. Ian also shows us some early computer animation. Ian proceeds to destroy Chris's wonderful 80's knitted jumper in order to demonstrate how computers use simplistic instructions to perform complicated tasks. Gill takes to public transport and visits the Royal College of Art to see how the are undertaking a project to visualise bus timetables as simple maps using parallel lines. Chris and Ian introduce is to the concept of spreadsheets and their increasing importance in business. We also get a glimpse of speech recognition and David Ellis demostrates how computers are revolutionising music as we know it.

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