As a follow-up to the wonderful Q&A with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, we now have an audio recording that focused on quantum mechanics specifically which, I'm guessing, was recently broadcasted on the BBC.
While I don't think quantum mechanics is THAT easy to comprehend, unlike what was stated in the interview, I do think it is important that it is presented early on in school. This is because familiarity with it, and how we think about the world, makes it more easily accepted and less 'strange'. I certainly share their views of what science is, and how, by its nature, it is a continuing progression of our understanding.
A good interview to listen to.