Beyond Tomorrow follows in the footsteps of the highly successful science and technology format Beyond 2000 which was broadcast for the first time on the Seven Network, Australia, on July 27 1985. Beyond 2000 was seen by viewers in over 100 countries, in at least 10 different languages and ran for 14 series.
Beyond 2000's reporting team covered stories from around the globe on technology, medicine, aviation, computers, space, agriculture, transport, architecture, entertainment, energy, environment, sport, music, and leisure. With a regular viewership of more than 50 million people, Beyond 2000 was the most widely-travelled and widely-seen program of its type in the world.
The rebirth of the program as Beyond Tomorrow on the Seven Network, Australia was marked by the transmission of the first episode on June 1, 2005. In its first series as Beyond Tomorrow, the program has visited more than 16 countries, producing more than 130 stories on cutting edge technology and medical breakthroughs which are shaping the 21st century.
Hayden visits an apartment building that is completed in only one week, and tries out a gadget that translates English into a number of languages. Matt looks at a race for self-controlled vehicles. Graham visits a university where students get an iPod for free. Caroline finds out how the mind can be used as a remote control. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a small coin dropped off a building can kill you.
Matt goes for a ride on a robotic roller-coaster. Graham discovers how superheated water is being used to produce electricity deep in the Australian outback, and looks at how mobile phones can pay for bus tickets using near field communication. Caroline looks at a bacterial nasal spray that is an alternative to antibiotics. Adam and Jamie test the myth that sharks have a colour preference. Hayden meets Clocky, a robotic alarm clock.
Matt finds some new ways for people to stay in contact at the world's largest electronics fair in Berlin. Adam and Jamie test a number of myths about cola. Graham looks at cars in France and Australia that have different approaches to running on compressed air. Anna meets some people who can correct close-up blurred vision for good. Hayden visits the kitchen of the future
Matt visits the world's most exclusive workshop at the McLaren car factory in England. Graham looks at how technology is helping to bring old films back to life. Anna rides the Street Surfer five-wheel bicycle and the Apocalypse Predator motor-trike. Hayden uncovers a lightweight secret that helps the heavyweight Airbus A380 fly. Adam and Jamie test a number of myths about microwave ovens.