TV Guide w/c 3rd December 2012

This week’s TV Guide collated by @A_Weatherall and hosted at the Science Teaching Library (see older archive of TV Guides found here http://teachitbetter.wordpress.com/tag/tv-guide/) is now available.

Lots on this week, but my picks of the week this week are two radio programmes: Last Man, First Scientist on the Moon and Science Cafe about the Higgs Boson. Of course, if you haven’t seen the Attenborough at 60 programmes, do watch them on iPlayer as well as any of his series such as First Life and the Frozen Planet highlights which are on this week.

Once again, I checked the other channels for any science TV programming. Channel 4 has a lot of choice on its 4OD service, but nothing being broadcast at the moment.

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

You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-3-dec-12

Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on?
Any enthusiastic people The Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio) Secret Science – discussing the covert science at Bletchley Park during the war. With Simon Singh and Dave Gorman. Mon 3rd Dec, 4:30pm, Radio 4
Physicists and any enthusiastic people. Last Man, First Scientist on the Moon (Radio) Kevin Fong talks to Harrison Schmitt, the only scientist to be sent to the moon to study its geology during the Apollo missions. Mon 3rd Dec, 7:30pm, BBC World Service and then iPlayer
GCSE Science and any enthusiastic people. Material World (Radio) Interested in politics and science? A discussion on the recent energy bill statement. Also how to get rid of a invasive species. Using olive oil to protect stone. The Romantic Chemists. Mon 3rd Dec, 9pm, Radio 4
GCSE & A level biologists Nature’s Microworlds: Okavango The ecology of the world’s largest inland delta. Mon 3rd Dec, 8pm, BBC 4
GCSE & A level biologists and any enthusiastic people. Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough David Attenborough recounts his personal experiences with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Mon 3rd Dec, 9pm, BBC 4
A level physicists Science Cafe (Radio) A discussion about the discovery of a particle which may be to be the elusive Higgs Boson, a missing link in our understanding of the cosmos. Tues 4th Dec, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales then iPlayer
GCSE biologists and any enthusiastic people Dara O Briain’s Science Club Dara O Briain and his team of experts take a weird and wonderful look at the brain. Tues 4th Dec, 9pm, BBC 2
GCSE and A Level biologists and any enthusiastic people The Life Scientific (Radio) Jim Al Khalili talks to Jared Diamond about his work on the development of the human species and comparing them to other animal species. Tues 4th Dec, 9:30pm, BBC Radio 4 then iPlayer
GCSE biologists and any enthusiastic people Frontiers: ENCODE (Radio) The recent announcement by the ENCODE project that so called “junk DNA” is not junk at all and has many functions within the genome. How will this help understand our biological development? Wed 5th Dec, 9pm, Radio 4
Any enthusiastic people Material World (Radio) Weekly science news programme. Thu 6th Dec, 4:30pm Radio 4
GCSE & A level physicists The Sky at Night: Mercury and the Moon The latest news from Messenger, the space probe that is studying Mercury. Thu 6th Nov, 8pm, BBC 4
Any enthusiastic people Science in Action (Radio) Science news programme. Thu 6th Dec, 7:30pm, BBC World Service and then iPlayer
GCSE biologists and any enthusiastic people David Attenborough’s First Life : Arrival Documentary exploring the very first animals. Thu 6th Dec, 8pm, BBC 4
Any enthusiastic people Supersized Earth: The way we move. A look at the technology developed to move round the planet further and faster. Sat 8th Dec, 6pm, BBC HD
GCSE biologists and any enthusiastic people Frozen Planet Highlights of the series exploring the Arctic and Antarctic ecology. Sat 8th Dec, 8pm, BBC HD
GCSE Physicists  and any enthusiastic people. Voyager: To the Final Frontier A look at NASA’s Voyager programme as the two spacecraft leave the solar system. Sat 8th Dec, 11:30pm, BBC 4
Any enthusiastic people. Naked Scientists Answering all those odd questions about science. Sun 9th Dec, 11:30pm, BBC Local Radio, then iPlayer.
Any enthusiastic people Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild Review this recent series on Attenborough. On iPlayer
A Level Physicists, Chemists In Our Time: Crystallography (Radio) A dry discussion on the history, development and uses of Crystallography On iPlayer
GCSE Physicists Horizon: Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes? Why hasn’t science worked out how to predict when and where the next quake will happen? On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic people Dara O Briain’s Science Club View all the previous episodes of Science Club 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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