I wrote recently about the BBC Domesday project being revamped and put up on the Internet for us all to enjoy 25 years or so on.
To promote this a short video has been created featuring some clips from the launch of Domesday, from sources which I would imagine includes Tomorrow’s World, the old BBC technology programme. I certainly spotted Maggie Philbin (ex Mrs. Chegwin) and Howard Stableford, and I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of voice over from Paul Coia.
The image above is a still from the video, showing one of the pages of text that (presumably) school kids had come up with. This one deals with predictions on the future from July 1985. I especially liked the last one, which at first I thought must have been added for the video, but a quick search on the new Domesday Reloaded site suggests otherwise.
There’s some quite interesting bits of footage in there, remixed to provide some quite funny moments, and it really reinforces just how much has changed in the last couple of decades. Check it out below…