[Videolib] looking for a BBC series

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:15:21 -0400

Does anyone have any idea where I can find the BBC series "White Heat"
from the early/mid 90's? It is on World Cat. I can't find it on the
Discovery Channel's store or on the BBC store. Or Amazon, even. Two
libraries own it - one in Hong Kong and one in Cape Town. Probably not
willing to ILL w/ me...

I know it seems weird to want a series about technology that was put
out in 1994 but this instructor swears it is awesome and he wants to use
it in his technology and society class. Now I want to see it too!

Any tips on finding a place to buy this series of 8 on VHS would be

Here is the record from World Cat with all the relevant details:

Title: White heat
Corp Author(s): BBC Education & Training. ; Uden Associates Production.
; British Broadcasting Corporation. ; Discovery Channel (Firm)
Publication: London :; BBC,
Year: 1994
Description: 8 videocassettes (ca. 50 min.) :; sd., col. with b&w
sequences ;; 1/2 in.
Language: English
Abstract: Examines technologies in modern life and looks at the
connection between everyday lives and the technology that more and more
comprises modern civilization. Explores the expectations and fears about
technological changes. Includes programs about language and technology,
weaponry and popular culture.
Contents: 1. Butcher's blade / produced and directed by Chris Dulacher
-- 2. Mothers of invention / produced and directed by Hugh Mason -- 3.
Step right up / produced and directed by Adam Levy -- 4. Repeat after me
/ produced and directed by Chris Durlacher -- 5. Beat of the system /
produced and directed by Henry Singer -- 6. Dirt and disorder / produced
and directed by Henry Singer -- 7. War machine / produced and directed
by Adam Levy -- 8. Future Perfect? / produced and directed by Hugh

Descriptor: Technology and civilization.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.

System Info: Colour recording system: PAL.; VHS.
Note(s): Title of v.8 on cassette label: Gee Whiz! the future./
Participants: Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith.
Other Titles: Butcher's blade.; Mothers of invention.; Step right up.;
Repeat after me.; Beat of the system?; Dirt and disorder.; War machine.;
Future Perfect?; Gee Whiz! the future.
Responsibility: BBC Education & Training ; a Uden Associates Production
for BBC in association with the Discovery Channel.
Material Type: Videorecording (vid); PAL (pal); Videocassette (vca);
VHS tape (vhs)
Document Type: Visual Material
Entry: 19971024
Update: 20040217
Accession No: OCLC: 51662466
Database: WorldCat

Ciara Healy
Media Services Librarian

Bruce I. Howell Library
Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 773-4724

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