The first episode of ‘The Great Guide to the Future’ will air on TV3 this coming Saturday, 8th July, at 5pm. I wrote and directed this globetrotting series for Tile Films. Over the course of six episodes the award winning journalist Jonathan McCrea explores the incredible world of science and nature, meeting remarkable people in extraordinary locations along the way. The first episode looks at the future of energy. Some argue that nuclear power needs to be embraced if we’re to minimise the impact of global warming. Jonathan goes in search of the facts. He visits Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, and a place outside Oxford, England where scientists are pursuing the holy grail of energy production – clean, cheap and limitles energy by creating minature suns on earth.
Interior of JET Tokamak, Culham Centre of Fusion Energy