Hello. I need some #research #help.

In the 1980s (1990s?), there was at least one TV show (I believe in the UK) where part of the programme was dedicated to transmitting #games via audio to viewers, to be recorded (to cassette, I suppose) locally and then could be played at home on their computers.

If you know the name of the show I'm talking about, or any TV show that experimented with data transmission, please let me know!

Boosts appreciated.

@djsundog @bcallah @vfrmedia The Computer Programme? Opened up with an animated owl and a version of Kraftwerk's "Computer World" iirc.

@Jo @djsundog @bcallah

there were about 3 or 4 similar series the BBC made on this theme (and Thames TV in London made a similar one called Data Base, although unsurprisingly they didn't feature Acorn machines quite as much..)

The Computer Literacy Project Archive has searchable annotation of every program and segment - and the video too.


(Hopefully not geoblocked)

@vfrmedia @Jo @djsundog @bcallah

@EdS @vfrmedia @Jo @djsundog @bcallah A search for basicode in that does find a segment on it that might be relevant to @bcallah query.

The basicode segment starts at 33:50 or so in that episode.

And it mentions the sounds are from the Radio 4 programme Chip Shop.

Here's a clip containing a car race game:

There's a download link for an mp3 of a full episode here:
but maybe no data in that case...

But there's a link in this thread to the the video above:

@penguin42 @vfrmedia @Jo @djsundog @bcallah

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