Many remember the BBC’s flagship science programme as a show which tried, but generally failed, to predict the technology of the future. However the BBC archives have today released an incredible ‘lost’ episode filmed in June of 1986.
In a stunning string of amazingly accurate predictions the presenters demonstrate pre-cursors of GPS, automated DNA sequencing, cyber bullying, suicide forums, and a social media site which allows celebrities to publicly flounce if their followers are mean to them.
During one remarkable portion of the show, Judith Hann sends what is thought to be the first ever tweet “Just test drove a Hybrid car on the set of TW, incredible, we truly are the only place to find the technology of tomorrow #inyourface innovationscatalogue”
This was closely followed by the second tweet from @Innovations “We’ll see you in court Judith Hann #fail”
Sadly the show was never aired after producers noticed that newly recruited presenter Frank Bough seemed to have a suspicious build up of white powder below his nostrils. In a strangely accurate prediction of today’s presenters he yammers on and on about everything and anything without a fucking clue what he’s talking about. It was consigned to the cutting room floor and went unseen until now.
A spokesman for the BBC said “This validates everything we tried to achieve with Tomorrow’s World, some ridiculed our work, but who’s laughing now?” Adding “Can I interest you in some freeze dried space chocolate, has anyone seen my robot butler?”