Tomorrow’s world were responsible for predicting the future of technology from the early 1960’s. From chip and pin which we use everyday to paper pants which we use less so, Tomorrow’s world was a glimpse into an exciting future!
Now, BBC Four have announced that a very special 90-minute edition of the show will be broadcast live and explore where Britain sits today and take a look back at some of the predicted technologies of the past. Presented by original presenters, Howard Stableford and Maggie Philbin alongside Dr Hannah Fry, this special edition of the programme will delve into the archive as well as looking forward to discover the science and technology that will shape our future.
The original Tomorrow’s World set will even be brought back to life and be filmed at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay where audiences will gather to see how technologies predicted in the original programme, such as key-hole surgery has transformed lives as well as predictions for our future now.
Maggie Philbin says: “I’m beyond excited that BBC Four is making space for Tomorrow’s World to return for a live show. Like everyone who worked on the programme I cared deeply about it, and I now know it inspired many thousands of people who are now shaping the future of science and technology across the UK.
"We will once again shine a light on the future, but this time, thanks to all that technology we promised, you will be able to join in. At a time when technology is moving faster than ever and when fake news has too much currency, Tomorrow’s World has never been more needed to provide the counterweight of honesty, accuracy and of course the nerve-racking live demos of tech which always has a life of its own.”
Tomorrow’s World Live: For One Night Only will be aired Thursday 22 November at 9pm.
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