||Peter Fairley gives two short
introductions to the opening episodes of The Wrong End of
Time and The Time of the Ice Box. In both, he explains about
the unique time travel theories used as the basis for the
The first intro is a simple on camera announcement whilst
for the second serial, he demonstrates the time bubble scenario
with the aid of a darkened set and a half-inflated balloon.
The full text of his
intros can be found by clicking here.
During the late sixties and seventies, Peter was Independent
Television News' science correspondent. Space exploration with
the moon landings during this period resulted with him becoming
synonymous with ITN's extensive live coverage of the Apollo missions.
He was also a familiar face to ITV's younger viewers with regular
appearances on Magpie and other children's programmes which, in
turn, resulted in his writing of several factual books including
Magpie's ABC of Space (Independent Television Publications: 1969)
and Is There Life in Outer Space? (Look-in Books: 197?) He penned
a regular science column in the early years of the junior TV Times
ABOVE: Peter demonstrates how an Apollo rocket will launch (with
the aid of a fork lift truck) in a 1969 edition of Thames' Television's
"Magpie" as presenter Pete Brady looks on.
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