I’ve not been blogging much lately as my life has gone crazy. Along with being pregnant, I’ve sold my house, am looking for a new place to rent (I have to move out by middle of Feb. gulp) and I’ve been filming a new tv programme for BBC4. Along with all of that, I’m still helping Jonathan Ross out with his website.
The tv programme I’ve been doing has been pretty fun to do. It’s by the same people who did 1900 House and 1940s House, but this time it’s effectively 1970s/80s/90s House. The working title of the programme is Electric Dreams and will be on BBC4 this spring sometime, perhaps April.
The family is living from 1970 to 1999, with each day a new year. I am one of the on-camera ‘experts’ – aka the Tech Team- whose job it is to introduce bits of technology into the household at the appropriate time (ie when 50% of the country has that bit of tech). The family start out with a virtually technology-free home and every day new things are added. The 1970s is pretty sparse and the rate of new technology introduced into the home is pretty slow. They start off without central heating, have power cuts, a black-and-white telly and a Mark 2 Ford Cortina. By the 1990s, they will be getting deluged with technology – perhaps even getting one mobile phone in the morning and another by lunchtime!
I’ve enjoyed decorating my area of the Tech Team set with things from my house.
My favourite bit of filming so far was at CERN where I interviewed Robert Cailliau about the development of the World Wide Web.
Anyway, when I know when it’s coming out, you can be sure I’ll be telling everyone. In the meantime, I’m on Twitter all the time, so if you want to keep up w what I’m doing (Mom ;), then follow me there.