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Tomorrow Today

1969 - 1974
Cinemagazine - Government
Tomorrow Today was a colour science magazine series produced by the Central Office of Information for broadcast on overseas television. It effectively replaced two existing series, the science series Frontier (Colour series) and the lighter magazine style London Line (Colour series 2) by amalgamating the content of the former with the style of the latter. Tomorrow Today was produced by the same team as London Line (Colour series 2) and initially used many of the same presenters such as Ian Morrison and Howard Williams. Although it shared much of its content with its ‘sister’ series, Living Tomorrow it differed in its use of presenters, a format it shared with the Spanish version Haçia El Manana, and was distributed primarily to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean, with occasional placement in countries such as India and Singapore. In 1974 financial pressure forced a re-structuring of programme content that brought this strand to an end, although Living Tomorrow was still distribution to these countries until 1983.
The data for this series was compiled from the following sources: the COI catalogue cards at BFI Archive Footage Sales, production documents (INF 6) at The National Archives, production files at BUFVC and viewing copies held at the BFI National Archive.

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