TV Guide w/c 19th November 2012

To give Sarah a break this week I have collated this week’s guide. I had a look at other freeview channels, but pickings are thin (Mythbusters on Quest at 8:00pm each weekday and E4 has The Big Bang Theory most nights). The BBC is definitely the place for science on TV this week.

My picks of the week are:

  • Infinite Monkey Cage – this is a great science comedy programme on Radio 4, and this first episode of the new series has Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise) and Ben Miller – author of  It’s Not Rocket Science
  • Dara O’Briain’s Science Club – includes how to deflect an asteroid!
  • Anthropocene – the current geological age is defined by human activity. Find out what geologists of the future will discover about us when they go digging.

If you have any suggestions for next week, let me know on twitter using the hashtag #sciteachlib.

You can download the xlsx guide here: TV-Guide-19-nov-12

Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on?
GCSE & A level physicists The Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio) Space: The Final Frontier (with Jean Luc Picard – Make it so!) Mon 19th Nov, 4:30pm, Radio 4
GCSE physicists and any enthusiastic people. Material World (Radio) Whether burning biomass instead of coal is more environmentally friendly. Mon 19th Nov, 9pm, Radio 4
GCSE & A level biologists Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature Looking into animals with “super-powers”. Mon 19th Nov, 9:00, BBC 1
GCSE & A level biologists Nature’s Microworlds: Amazon A look the relationships and adaptations of rainforest life. Mon 19th Nov, 8pm, BBC 4
GCSE & A level chemists Science Cafe (Radio) About the exciting new carbon allotrope graphene. Tues 20th Nov, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales then iPlayer
GCSE biologists and any enthusiastic people Dara O Briain’s Science Club About life, death and extinction. Lab Grown food, saving pandas, and avoiding armageddon! Tues 20th Nov, 9pm, BBC 2
Any enthusiastic people Anthropocene (Radio) Because the effects of human activity over the last few millennia will be very obvious to scientists in the far future geologists, a new geological period had been defined. Wed 21st Nov, 9pm, Radio 4
Any enthusiastic people Material World (Radio) Weekly science news programme. Thu 22nd Nov, 4:30pm Radio 4
GCSE & A level physicists Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity The revelations that enabled scientists to finally understand the science electricity. Thu 22nd Nov, 8pm, BBC 4
Any enthusiastic people The Joy of Stats Documentary exploring the history of statistics and how they can help society today. Thu 22nd Nov, 9pm, BBC 4
Any enthusiastic people Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild David Attenborough looks back on the scientific discoveries that have shaped his career. Fri 23rd Nov, 9pm, BBC 2 & HD
Any enthusiastic people Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild David Attenborough looks back on the changes in filming and producing natural history programs. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic people Dara O Briain’s Science Club Einstein! On iPlayer
GCSE & A level Physicists Do We Really Need the Moon Maggie Adern Peacock presents this documentary on how the moon affects us all on earth. On iPlayer
GCSE & A level biologists Natural World: Attenboroughs Ark Which 10 species would David Attenborough save if he could? On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic people Zoo Quest Some episodes of David Attenborough’s first natural history programmes. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Science Weekly with Alok Jha A whole range of science & technology is explored in this podcast from the Guardian. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Science in Action New developments in science from around the world from the BBC. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans The Naked Scientists A podcast from the live Naked Scientists radio show – laying science bare, answering questions and interviewing top scientists via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
GCSE & A level scientists How Stuff Works – Stuff You Should Know A podcast (which isn’t always science but is very good anyway) packed with stuff you should know about. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Little Atoms Podcast A podcast from the live Little Atoms talk show. http://www.littleatoms.com/
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