The BBC is launching a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
Leo Johnson and Timandra Harkness (pictured above) examine implications - social, political, cultural and economic, of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions in FutureProofing. In the next series they will explore the future of the future (3 May), space colonisation (10 May), healthcare (17 May), wealth (24 May), sin (31 May) and miniaturisation (7 June).
FutureProofing (Wednesday 3 May - Wednesday 7 June, 8-8.30pm) is a returning series produced by Jonathan Brunert for BBC Radio 4.
The Digital Human
In BBC Radio 4’s The Digital Human, Aleks Krotoski explores the impact digital technology is having on the way we live.
The Digital Human (Monday’s at 4.30pm until 15 May) is a returning series produced by Caitlin Smith in Scotland for BBC Radio 4.
All In The Mind
In All In The Mind, produced in partnership with The Open University Claudia Hammond looks at ground-breaking ideas in mental health, neuroscience and psychology about the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we behave. In the next series returning this autumn, a special episode will ask, when we look back on mental health care in fifty years’ time what we will think about the way we considered the mind? Claudia Hammond explores how cutting edge research is transforming out understanding of the brain and what might happen in the future.
All In The Mind (Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Radio 4 from 31 October) is a returning ten-part series edited in London by Deborah Cohen for BBC Radio 4.
In this new four-part series, The Innovators, Sarah Montague (pictured above) interviews people who have delivered remarkable breakthroughs in their chosen field. Following on from their two successful series of The Educators, Joel Moors and Sarah Montague produce a series of in depth interviews with a variety of truly remarkable thinkers who are changing the world and, in some cases, the way we think about the world. Interviews will be drawn from a range of specialist areas such as health, technology, science and environment. Those featured will be voices rarely heard on radio.
The Innovators will be produced by Joel Moors in Salford for BBC Radio 4.
As part of a commitment to exploring new ideas and science, in March BBC Radio 4 broadcast a week of programming about Mars from the latest science to science fiction and our imaginative relationship with the Red Planet, which is available to listen to online.