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Here is another programme from the series 'Experiment', Granada's series of filmed biology and chemistry experiments for secondary school pupils.
Parodied in the first series of the BBC comedy series 'Look Around You', this shows how different from today programmes for schools were in the 1970s.
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Experiment was so down-to-Earth it didn't even bother with such frivolities as a theme tune or in-vision presenter.
Instead, for the most part, educational film producer Jack Smith's disembodied voice guided the class through some on-screen experiments,
conducted in a plain studio by a faceless white-coated experimenter, the equipment forever shot in impersonal close-up,
with periodic silent pauses as Smith instructed the class to "write that down!" when a result or measurement was shown.
The Physiology of Exercise
You need to take down readings from the screen as, in true Jack Smith style, this video shows the effect
on the heart rate, the tidal volume and respiratory rate, over a period of time when using an exercise bike.
Intended for sixth form students.
Written & Presented by Jack Smith
Production Company: Granada Television
Video: DivX 5 720x536 25.00fps 1154Kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 44100Hz 128Kbps
Occasional tape dropout.
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