Sun, 31 Aug 14
28 days remaining
Will the lights go out? Can we produce enough of our own energy in our own homes? And is fracking a dream come true for all our energy needs? Declan Curry explores the future of energy with Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK and James Smith, former UK boss of Shell; now Chair of the Carbon Trust. Also on the programme Jim Skea, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London, Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at Uswitch and Dr Bob Middleton, chief executive of LoCO2 Energy. We also hear from Dr Richard Smith, Head of Energy Strategy at National Grid and Bill Bullen managing director of energy company Utilita.
Sun, 24 Aug 14
21 days remaining
What is happening with food prices and how do we keep a lid on them? What new foods will we eat in the future? And as the world population keeps getting bigger how do we grow enough food? Declan Curry looks at the future of food with Kate Allum chief executive of First Milk, Kevin Brennan chief executive of Quorn Foods and Richard Clothier managing director of Wyke Farms. Also on the programme Sophie Tranchell managing director of Divine Chocolate, Neil Sanderson managing director of Florette UK, Sean Rickard, independent farming economist and Professor Charles Godfray, director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.
Sun, 17 Aug 14
14 days remaining
How can airlines cut the cost of flying? What will the next generation of planes look like? And as computers control more of the flight are we ready to catch a plane without a pilot on board? Declan Curry looks at the future of flight with Robin Southwell, UK president of plane maker Airbus, Christian Schindler UK director at the German airline Lufthansa and racing for the stars Karin Nilsdotter, chief executive of Spaceport Sweden. We also hear from the boss of Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe and travel expert Simon Calder.
Sun, 10 Aug 14
7 days remaining
We're doing more of our shopping on the Internet - and on our mobiles. Thousands of stores have closed. Declan Curry looks at the future of the High Street with a host of retailers. Joining him are the boss of B&Q Sir Ian Cheshire, ASOS's chairman Brian McBride and Mark Price managing director of Waitrose. Also on the programme Jacqueline Gold, boss of high street retailer Ann Summers, Bill Grimsey who ran Iceland and Wickes and Neil Turton chief executive of convenience chain Nisa. And exploring the mind of the consumer David Roth from retail consultancy The Story and Rory Sutherland from the advertising agency Ogilvy.
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