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The future of broadcasting - BBC Radio 4 explores


FIve people sat on a stage with microphones with the audience in the foreground

BBC Radio 4 will explore the future of broadcasting in a special edition of their weekly programme ‘Inside Science’ as part of the BBC centenary celebrations.

Recorded in front of a live audience at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, the programme, available to listen on BBC Sounds, features a host of experts including Dr Karen Thornton, Programme Leader in Film and Television Production at the University of Bradford and Lewis Pollard, the museum’s television and broadcast curator. 

Dr Karen Thornton sitting in front of a microphone

Picture credit: Kiran Mehta, KM Images

Presented by Victoria Gill, the programme examines the science and technology behind what we’ll watch and listen to, what the seismic technological shifts mean for all of us and also includes a groundbreaking audience experiment with new audio technology. BBC News Science Correspondent Victoria said: “We’re really getting the audience involved, they’ll be trialling some new generation audio technology as part of the programme.

“The wonderful National Museum of Science and Media here in Bradford also has a special celebratory gallery looking at 100 years of broadcasting and taking a dip into what it might look like in the future, so it couldn’t be a better backdrop for celebrating the BBC centenary - the first UNESCO city of film."

You can listen to the programme on BBC Sounds and find more information on the BBC centenary on the BBC website.

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