Monday 7 January 2013

Tomorrow's Technology Today

The complete archive of Tomorrow's Technology Today is now on-line.

Each episode is available to download to the audio player of your choice.

Episode 21 contains the only surviving recording of Major Curmudgeon himself.

You can also read the background to the Show.

Sunday 6 January 2013

Yesterday's Technology Today

A curio was submitted to the archive in the form of this recording which allegedly came through the Lovell Space Telescope sometime in the 1950's.

Widely considered a hoax, it is the only known transmission of a show called Yesterday's Technology Today.

You may judge for yourself by downloading the audio to the audio player of your choice.

Yesterday's Technology Today: Death Star
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Wednesday 2 January 2013

HMFC Sound Archive is up and running

The curators are pleased to announce that the Herbert Maxwell Fosdyke Curmudgeon Memorial Sound Archive is up and running.

Our first collection is the complete set of surviving episodes of Tomorrow's Technology Today.

Tommorrow's Technology Today Background

The first product of the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive is the collection of all the episodes known to survive of the radio show, Tomorrow's Technology Today.

Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow's Technology Today was a pioneering broadcast which ran from 1936 to 1939.

As a short-form, interlude show, Tomorrow's Technology Today was intended to discuss current and future inventions, according to Lord Reith's manifesto for public broadcasting to inform, educate and entertain.