Preview – Utopia: In Search of the Dream

rofessor Richard Clay, Nichelle Nichols

In an attempt to uncover the relationship between exploration and science fiction, Professor Richard Clay is stepping into the world of Utopia revealing stories from some of the world’s greatest utopian dreamers, including Thomas More, who coined the term ‘utopia’, Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, and Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek.

In this first episode, Prof Richard Clay explores how utopian visions begin as blueprints for fairer worlds and asks whether they can inspire real change.

Utopia: In Search of the Dream: Blueprints for Better, Tuesday, 9 pm – BBC Four

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