Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tomorrow's World - Pt.1

"Tomorrow's World", sigh, now there was a science program. Thursday nights on BBC1, best TV night of the week...Tomorrow's World then Top of the Pops...TV bliss for a young Mark Morb.
Plenty has been written about this science program and watching a few clips from the 70's and early 80's on Youtube it definitely had a naive amateurish charm to it, far more endearing than the "Kids TV" slightly patronising style that current BBC science programs go for (I'm looking at you "Bang goes the theory!").
During the main years I watched the program (mid 70's to mid 80's) there were two theme tunes, the jazzy Johnny Dankworth composed original from 1966 and the synthy version by Martin Cook and Richard Denton from 1980.
This post is a new rip I've done of the Dankworth theme (credited to "The Brass Chorale") along with the B-Side, the theme from "The Late Show", which is also excellent. Taken from the original vinyl (I also own an original 7" Demo version but it's an identical recording) and ripped at high res (96/24) although the usual 320 MP3 version is available also (links in comments), let me know your thoughts.

I will post up the Cook/Denton version at some point over the next few weeks as well so keep an eye out for that.