The Big Idea plans to scour Britain to unearth the next generation of great British inventors. The programme will be broken down into seven episodes culminating in a live final on prime time Sky One - scheduled as the Autumn Flagship programme of Sky's brand new programme line-up. Each of the initial six episodes will be studio based with our main presenter hosting an up-tempo New Top Gear style exploration of the inventors and inventions that have made it through a rigorous audition and pitching process.

As part of this exciting new programme we will have a panel of leading industry professionals who will be judging the inventors and their inventions. Our panel will be drawn from the elite of the business, advertising, design and inventing world.

Our live final will see the people of Britain voting to decide who wins the £100,000 prize, and with the expert guidance of our judges, will take their invention from the back-bedrooms and sheds of Britain to the shop shelves of the High Streets and ultimately the world market.