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Tomorrow’s World no longer yesterdays news?

an image of the BBC logoAccording to a BBC News article: “Tomorrow’s World to return to BBC”, which would be good news indeed!

I grew up watching Tomorrow’s World, from teenager to young adult.

This and Equinox on Channel 4 and Horizon on BBC 2, both of which have disappeared and dummed down respectively.

“The BBC is bringing back the Tomorrow’s World brand to help audiences understand new technologies.

Presenter Maggie Philbin will be offering in-depth analysis on technology stories on TV, radio and the web under the Tomorrow’s World banner.”

It’s a shame that such edifying television should be hobbled and hidden to make way for back-to-back celebrity reality TV shows, garden make-overs, so-called ‘socially instructional’ soap operas and the utterly corrosive and painfully politically correct and insincere daytime scheduling.

Educational viewing is gone and our brains are instead scooped out with a blunt, rusty spoon.

“Peter Horrocks, head of television news for the BBC, said: ‘Technological change and its impact on all our lives is one of the big stories of the moment.’”

Peter, technology has been relevant since man made the wheel.

So might the BBC be bringing sanity back to the schedules? Not quite:

“Although the programme – which ran from 1965 to 2003 – will not return, elements such as the logo and title sequence will be revived.”

Did I miss something or was nothing actually said? Talk about being vague!

So is Tomorrow’s World coming back or not? A logo does not a much loved piece of TV viewing maketh…

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

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