First broadcast in Britain on BBC2 17 Feb 1978
BUT* this is a file from the programme as repackaged for broadcast abroad. Except for the new narration voiceover, at just over 57 minutes, it is probably essentially as complete as the original.
Much of the content of this programme is very relevant to the school earth science curriculum. The programme covers supernovae and the formation of the earth, plate tectonics, plus clues from meteorites and moon rocks. Research in the UK & USA shown includes rock dating using strontium, dating moon rocks from argon gas content, fossil magnetism revealing continental drift and the theory that a supernova seeded gas cloud became our Solar system.
Video Codec: XVID
Video Bitrate: 1445 kbps
Video Resolution: 480x640 (height x width)
Video Aspect Ratio: 3x4 (1:1,33)
Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) <0x0055>
Audio BitRate: 128 kbps
Audio Streams: 1
Audio Languages: English
RunTime: 57 min
TV-cap: NO SUBS
Ripped by: UKNova
From an NTSC EP off-air VHS recording made abroad in about 1982. The video is good as the off-air analog source allows and the audio is clear. Cropped when converted to XVid to give clean frame edges. Volume boosted.