Tuesday 7 September 2010
Retirement RIP - is life after work as we know it over? According to a poll commissioned by Newsnight, almost three quarters of us believe it is. Seven out of 10 say they think it won't be feasible for people to stop work then live on a pension for two to three decades.
So, as hundreds of thousands take to the streets of France to register anger at plans to overhaul pensions and raise the retirement age to 62, Economics editor Paul Mason will be explaining why the current model for retirement is almost certainly unsustainable.
Also in tonight's special programme, Stephen Smith will be asking why our view of old age, embodied by grumpy sitcom character Victor Meldrew, has become so entrenched in our psyche. Is it time to change our clichéd understanding of what getting older means?
Back in the studio we will be speaking to a variety of guests, old and young, about their expectations of life over the age of 60 and whether the baby boomers stole the future from younger generations.
Do join Jeremy at 10.30pm on BBC Two.