Survivors – Horizon – tape 1899

Over to UK Gold for the first programme on this tape, Survivors with the episode The Peacemaker. Creepy, culty monks. Never trust them.

Creepy Monks


After this, recording switches to BBC 2 for Horizon and their 30th Anniversary, with an episode called The Far Side.  it includes contributions from Iain Banks, talking about the appeal of science.

Iain Banks


Also, Tony Benn.

Tony Benn

It includes Stanley Milgram talking about his infamous experiments on people’s submission to authority.

Stanley Milgram


One amazing quote: “There’s over 20 million people on the Internet.”


Here’s the whole programme.

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 23 May 1994 20.00

Following Horizon, there’s a short section of the Royal Variety Performance – the first performance of Bill Whelan’s Riverdance following its premiere at the Eurovision Song Contest, introduced by Terry Wogan. BBC One London, 3 December 1994 20.05

Recording stops just as Terry is introducing Take That. I wasn’t a fan.


  • Heineken – Stephen Fry
  • Wilkinson Sword
  • Audi
  • Mellow Birds
  • Flora
  • Tampax
  • Bold Ultra

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