Tomorrow's World | How television tried to predict the future of science
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 March 1969
DURATION | 14 minutes 02 seconds
Raymond Baxter (pictured above), James Burke and Derek Cooper report on the latest scientific developments, including tests that will discover if there has ever been life on the moon and a look at a machine's ability to translate Morse code to enable people with paralysis to communicate more easily. This edition of the science magazine show has been compiled from surviving fragments and is incomplete.
Raymond Baxter was the host of 'Tomorrow's World' from the very beginning and he continued to present the programme for 12 years. A former Spitfire pilot and rally driver, he joined the BBC in 1950 and provided commentary for the funerals of King George VI and Winston Churchill.
Reports on kidney dialysis, flood defences and life on Mars.
Tomorrow's fuel, tomorrow's eyes, tomorrow's robots, tomorrow's fashion.
The computer 'light-pen' is put through its paces.
Introducing the home computer terminal.
A debate with Christiaan Barnard, the pioneering heart transplant surgeon.
Showcasing the artificial garden of tomorrow.
Meet Nellie, a computer set to revolutionise the classroom.
A man who speaks Morse code, plus moon rocks and thermal curtains.
James Burke experiences the automated office of the future.
It's the sound of the future - the Moog synthesiser.
Computerised banking ushers in a cashless economy.
James Burke tests executive toys to while away the hours.
Judith Hann visits cowboy school to face an electronic bronco.
Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone.
Looking back at some of the stories of the last decade.
A compilation of items from 1980.
Kieran Prendiville takes on a snooker-playing robot.
A fish that comes with its own chips.
Touch-screen computers, angioplasty, water for marathon runners and very spoilt cows.
A seasonal special brings 1982 to a close.
A cure for jet-lag, book restoration, holograms and a useful boat-trailer.
'Tomorrow's World' comes of age and goes back to the future.
Clever Trevor's clockwork radio that could change lives.
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