I have just spent an hour of a cold, wet Finnish summer afternoon, transported back to being 6 years old in 1978, watching the first episode of “Connections” by James Burke.
What an incredible series that was, and what a magnificent storyteller y’man Burke is. Depressingly, I can’t see anything like that getting made now, although Schama‘s History of Britain is probably the nearest in terms of compelling, rhetorical, factual television.
The theme of interconnectedness and interdependence of civilisations, technology and nature is one that probably needs telling powerfully these days, too.
Oh, and dig that seventies on-screen typography.