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Module code and title: T102, Living with technology: a foundation course
Item code: T102; 07; 1992
First transmission date: 02-05-1992
Published: 1992
Duration: 00:24:12
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Producer: Philip Ashby
Contributor: Rosalind Armson
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Archive material; Didcot power station; Electricity industry; Engineering; Power stations; Privatisation
Footage description: Footage - Presenter in studio. Views of Humber bridge from car crossing it. Car stopping on river bank beneath Humber bridge (0'30"-3'40") - Stonehenge at sunrise. Animated "architect's" drawing of Stonehenge showing forces and stress points. Stonehenge at sunrise (3'41"-6'45") - The Parthenon. Animated "architect's" drawing of the Parthenon showing forces and stress points. Parthenon columns (6'46"-9'13") - Animation of corbelled arch superimposed onto photo of stone arch. Egyptian barrel vault at Thebes. Roman aqueduct at Sergovia. Model of stone arch. Aqueduct at Sergovia (9'14"-11'18") - Stone arch bridge over stream. Detail of stone bridge arches. Long distance view of viaduct (11'19"-12'49") - Animation of arches changing into cathedral. Beverley Minster: flying buttresses. Interior of roof. Stained glass windows (12'50"-15'04") - Ironbridge. Cracks in cross bracing. Ironbridge and reflection (15'05"-17'01"). Didcot control room 1980. Man answering phone. Electricity levels being adjusted. Didcot control room 1992. Interview with Melvyn Gibson. Data displayed on computer screens (10'50"-14'44") - Interior view of control room: electricity measuring equipment. View of control room from 1980: man on phone, measuring equipment (14'45"-15'23") - Aerial view of Didcot power station. Chimney. Cooling towers. Cooling water. River Thames. Two men carrying out maintenance work on cooling tower. View looking up inside cooling tower (15'24"-17'01") - Transformers. Gas power station at Barrow-in-Furness: exterior and interior views. Transformers and pylons. Photos of Didcot power station, Malmo district heating supply station and Schiehaven power station (17'02"-19'34") - Turbine room at Didcot. Turbine room at Schiehaven. Photo of steam from cooling tower. Animation of Didcot system (19'35"-20'43"). Interior of Didcot power station. Chimney. Formulae. Still views of Didcot and Schiehaven power stations. Views of Malmo. Map of pipe network in Malmo (20'44"-24'13").
Master spool number: HOU7142
Production number: FOUT398W
Videofinder number: 6136
Available to public: no