BBC working on New Tomorrow's World

June 04, 2008

The BBC has announced that it is working on a successor to Tomorrow’s World. This was always one of my favourite shows as a child, (yeah, I know I’m a nerd ;) ), and I’m glad to see something like this making a return. We need some form of popular science show on TV, otherwise the vast majority of people will become ignorant of even the basics of science - but that’s a rant for another day…

Just a month after Sir David Attenborough said it was “very, very sad” that Tomorrow’s World had been axed - five years ago - the BBC has today revealed it is making a “new popular science format for the early evening” on BBC1.

A new science show is one of the BBC’s top priorities for BBC1 over the next year, according to its annual statements of programme policy for all its TV, radio and online services, published today. The SOPPs lay out the corporation’s programming plans for the year to the end of March 2009.