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That’ll Never Catch On: Tomorrow’s World

Welcome to “My 70s TV Childhood”. Firstly, I’m elated to share that our podcast has secured a nomination for the UK Independent Podcast Awards 2023. The journey to this point has been incredible, and it’s all thanks to you. Your unwavering support, whether it’s through tuning in, sharing your feedback, or spreading the word, has been instrumental in this recognition. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to our wonderful community. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the awards ceremony.

After returning from my summer break, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the essence of holidays. Back in the day, holidays were a true escape from the daily grind. Fast forward to today, and the omnipresence of technology has reshaped our holiday experiences. While I strive to limit my tech interactions during such breaks, it’s hard not to notice the tech all around us.

The 1970s and early 1980s were arguably the golden years for “Tomorrow’s World.” With the rapid advancements in technology during this period, the show had a plethora of material to work with. Some of the most memorable inventions featured during this era include the Pocket Calculator introduced by Clive Sinclair in 1971, the supersonic passenger aircraft Concorde, and the unique musical instrument Kaleidophone that combined elements of a violin and a plastic drainpipe. Maybe. that one was not so successful!

Like any show that attempts to predict the future, “Tomorrow’s World” had its fair share of hits and misses. Some predictions, like the rise of telecommunications and the integration of computers into our daily lives, were spot on. Others, like the floating bicycle concept, were a bit more far-fetched. One of the show’s strengths was its ability to present complex scientific concepts in a relatable and understandable manner.

“Tomorrow’s World” left an indelible mark on British television. It inspired a generation to dream BIG and imagine a world where anything was possible. As we look back on this iconic show, it’s essential to remember the impact it had on shaping our perceptions of the future.

In many ways, “Tomorrow’s World” was ahead of its time, and its legacy continues to inspire innovators and dreamers today.

Were you as captivated by “Tomorrow’s World” as I was? Your memories and perspectives are always welcome. Share your thoughts on this blog, engage with us on social media, or drop me a personal note at

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Doug Grant

    Hi. First things first – I’m a relatively new visitor to the blog / podcast and am loving working my way through them from the beginning.

    I was always a fan of Tomorrow’s World, right from the theme tune and opening credits, with the fried egg etc spelling out the name. I can clearly remember watching the final episode of 1979, aged 10, when they looked forward to the new decade, and the innovations it might bring. Although I remember watching it, strangely I have no recollection of anything they covered – hovercars, most likely!

    Anyway, keep up the great work, and good luck with the awards!

    1. Oliver

      Hello Doug,

      Thanks for your kind words and so happy you’ve found us and are enjoying listening.

      I was always fascinated by the show too and the way it inspired and informed without ever being patronising.

      Hope you enjoy listening to more episodes! Let us know what you think.

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