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What is The Secret Life of Machines about?
Tim Hunkin explains how the machines we use every day actually work, using a fascinating combination of experiments, analogies, animation, and larger-than-lifesize working models. The TV series was the outgrowth of a series of cartoons for the Observer newspaper called "The Rudiments of Wisdom", which Tim researched and drew for 14 years. The theme music is a version of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" by Val Bennett, retitled "The Russians are Coming".

Actors: Rex Garrod, Tim Hunkin
Genre: Documentary


Season 1 of The Secret Life of Machines

Season 2 of The Secret Life of Machines

    Episode 1: The Car  

Season 3 of The Secret Life of Machines

    Episode 2: The Lift  
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