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Experiment - Electron Microscopy
Recorded from a re-run in the early 1980s 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.
This programme illustrates the principles and techniques involved in the
preparation and observation of biological specimens by transmission electron microscopy,
i.e. how electron micrographs of biological material are obtained.
Written & Presented by Jack Smith
Production Company: Granada Television
Video: DivX 5 720x536 25.00fps 1536Kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 44100Hz 128Kbps
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