Home Of The Future

LIVING CHANNEL – Mondays from 6 August, 10pm

This new series transforms the lives of a family, filling their home from top-to-bottom with futuristic technology. As well as having cutting-edge gadgets to play with, the Perera family in Sheffield will be challenged by scenarios likely to come in the next 20 to 50 years. Overseen by expert Chris Sanderson, the series looks at the effects of working from home and living in multi-generational households. The family face being shamed by their bin if they don’t recycle enough and being temporarily banned from short car journeys (electric and hydrogen-powered, naturally). The Pereras discover mind-controlled games, domestic power stations that slash their bills, robots they can control from the other side of the world, waterless washing machines, cars, lawnmowers and vacuums that drive themselves.