BURNING TV SETS
The finale of the last programme of the series.
Rex and I had built a number of bonfires incorporating working
TV sets. If you separate the live and the neutral wire and place the TV on a solid board,
it can keep going for ages, often starting to change channels automatically as the heat of
the fire triggers the infra-red controller. We had never tried to burn 19 at once.
Unfortunately we made a big mistake. Thinking that the credit sequence would only last a
minute or two, we built a really fast fire. All the teles got too hot and stopped working
so soon that the cameraman got very little good footage.