A TV series called The Secret Life of Machines aired on television in 1988. It was written by Tim Hunkin, and presented by Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod.
The series explored how machines were made and worked. It has attracted a lot of attention over the years, partly because most of it is still relevant today. It also has a droll humour that still resonates with many audiences.
The series included 18 episodes, and ran from 1988 until 1993. It was based on a cartoon strip called “The Rudiments Of Wisdom” that Hunkin researched and drew for the Observer newspaper for 14 years.