OU on the BBC: Digital Planet: BBC World Service - History of computing

From the first programmable computer to games machines reinvented as musical instruments – there's a few surprises in the history of computing.

By: Click on BBC World Service (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 26th May 2009
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Radio, Digital Planet
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1970s computers Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC

For the theme of our third special episode of Digital Planet, we're taking at look back at the history of computing with an episode recorded largely on location at Bletchley Park, which lies just outside Milton Keynes in the UK, a city which also happens to be home to The Open University.


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