Open University TV episode music

And another thing…

For most of my life I grew up watching on a lot of Open University programmes on the BBC. Recording them over night and watching them in the morning, or going through a rather intense Saturday morning session when ten were broadcast in a row.

The TV lectures have gone now, replaced now by admirable documentaries; however I did think they were very well thought out. One could almost sense people were told to do something that had never been done before and they worked out the best way to do it, and did it.

The mind can remember at most 25 min of a lecture? So each of the programmes were broken down into 25 min sections. Excellent stuff and I preferred this more raw transfer of knowledge to the somewhat dilute and amiable programmes in their stead.

Innovation went deeper than the format. The introductory music to many of the episodes was unique, I take it it was contemporary modern music to bolster its credentials assuming an air of modernity, but what were their titles, who wrote them? I would love to find out more about the selected music. Although I can barely remember it now, nor the subject of the programmes.

Surely someone else out there remembers the OU TV lectures, and the music?


~ by zeristor on March 14, 2010.

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