03 SEE SOME ACTION
ACTION REPLAY NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MEDIA MUSEUM, BRADFORD UNTIL 30 SEPT 2018
With the video-assistant referee inciting debates this summer, and tennis slo-mo all over the news, the National Science and Media Museum is going behind the scenes with Action Replay, an exhibition about game- changing tech in sports broadcasting.
It highlights breakthroughs, like the role of Wimbledon and snooker in introducing colour TV in the 1960s, right through to more recent freeze frames, action replays and ‘ref cams’.
It even offers you the chance to direct sports replays in slow motion, and find out whether you can match a commentator’s speed of thought. The exhibition also takes a look at some more unusual icons from the broadcasting world, including Paul the psychic octopus, the ‘cheat sheets’ used by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Sunderland football commentator Nick Barnes, and the Telestrator light pen used to draw on-screen graphics.