Broadcast on BBC TWO England on the 10 July 1989 at 13:10.
Presenter Eric Thompson Featuring the modelling of Mat Irvine, a BBC special effects designer, whose major interest is making model spacecraft.
Producer PAUL SMITH BBC Bristol (R)
12.20pm English File: Science Fiction: Visions of Tomorrow
The image of science fiction as only being about poorly characterised space heroes saving the universe is challenged in this new film programme.
Could be Kate Bellingham? She presented Tomorrow’s World in the early 90s, but before that did a BBC Schools programme called Techno (though she appears to be credited as Dilly Bellingham for this on Genome).
From 19th March 1990:
9: Dilly Bellingham tries out a robotic fashion mannequin in Tokyo and visits pneumatic rock stars in London. Why is taking a picture of a rubbish skip as difficult as a falcon in flight? To help with this, Mat Irvine and Dilly explore the world of model engineering. Assistant producer Derek Butler Series producer Robin Mudge
Well none of that makes much sense to me, but a possible contender?
This is a mad tangent, but I’ve just realised that the reason the GELF chase in Beyond A Joke remained in its model version for the show – rather than being replaced with CGI – could have been because they already had the How Do They Do That? cross-promotion lined up and couldn’t contradict it.