Beginning in 1965, the BBC's flagship science programme ran for nearly 40 years. Its mix of quirky film reports and live experiments examined the changing state of current technology and put new inventions to the test.
Tonight's programme reports from Japan on a new generation of personal robot that can act as an electronic servant. Plus a look at a pioneering procedure for treating a life-threatening cancer. Presented by Peter Snow and Philippa Forrester, with reports from Anya Sitaram , Jez Nelson , Lindsey Fallow and Nick Baker. Producer Nathan Williams ; Editor Saul Nasse
Tonight's programme looks at the latest novel ideas for getting to work, including a bike that fits into a bag and a pair of fuel-powered in-line skates that can reach a speed of 25mph. Presented by Peter Snow and Philippa Forrester, with reports from Anya Sitaram , Jez Nelson , Lindsey Fallow and Nick Baker.
In the last show of this millennium Peter Snow and Philippa Forrester predict some developments that they expect to see in the next century. These include flying cars and advances in medicine. Plus, an interview with paralysed star Christopher Reeves about his vision of walking again. Producer Marshall Corwin and Jane Stimpson ; Editor Saul Nasse