TV and Radio Guide w/c 8th April 2013

Bet you thought we had forgotten. Nope, just a slightly delayed TV and Radio guide this week collated by @MrsDrSarah. There is lots on and some real variety this week, but the post is short. Sorry, but I’ve got a busy day tomorrow helping my better half set up the first session of an outdoor playgroup.

Sarah’s pick of the week is a new show on Radio 4 Extra: Adventures in Science on Sunday which is all about alcohol and how it is processed by our bodies. Sarah hopes this may be useful for GCSE and A Level biologists. My pick of the week is POP! The Science of Bubbles for no other reason than it sounds like fun.

The video of the week is lovely little film by Derek Muller (Veritasium) called World’s Roundest Object. It’s great to use as part of the explanation about SI base units as the kilogram is now the only base unit still defined by a physical object. There is also a nice explanation as to why it is the only base unit to have a prefix (i.e. kilo).

Do leave a comment if anything piques your interest. We’d love to know if you or your students have any feedback about the science programmes.
You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-8-april-13.xlsx  and a printable pdf version here:  tv-guide-8-april-13.pdf
I’ve collated all the links from this week’s guide in this bit.ly bundle:
You can also subscribe to the following RSS feed in your favourite newsreader and never miss a post: feeds.feedburner.com/ScienceTVandRadioGuide RSS and follow the new @ScienceTVRadio twitter account.
Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on? Link to the programme
KS 2 and 3 scientists Deadly Mission Madagascar (TV) The team continue to explore Madagascar. Mon 8 – Fri 12 April, 10:50am, CBBC (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10FSHfl
Any enthusiastic people The Blue Planet (TV) This excellent series is concluded this week Mon 8 April, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10FSJ6U
A level scientists Digital Human (Radio) Aleks Krotoski looks at what the designers of our digital worlds can learn from those with an intuitive grasp of what engages us. Mon 8 April, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/XmuMTc
GCSE Scientists Bang Goes the Theory (TV) The team ask whether we really know what is on our dinner plate. Mon 8 April, 7:30pm BBC 1  (Tues 9 April, 6:30pm BBC 2 Wales) (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10L4FmO
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Are international weapons treaties keeping up with advances in chemical and biological weapons? Mon 8 April 9pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast http://bbc.in/XxL3XV
A level Biologists David Attenborough’s First Life (TV) Attenborough travels in search of the origin of life. Mon 8 April, 11pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10FTNHR
GCSE Biologists The Human Zoo (Radio) Discover the way we think, behave and make decisions. Tues 9 April, 3pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10INa8Y
Any enthusiastic Biologists Costing The Earth (Radio) How can DNA analysis help in the illegal trade in rhino horn. Tues 9 April, 3:30pm and Wed 10 April, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10INjJz
Any enthusiastic people The Life of Mammals (TV) Another superb series from Attenborough and the BBC. Tues 9 – Thurs 11 April 4:10pm and Fri 12 April, 4:15pm (4:30, Wales), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10FTZqE
Any enthusiastic Biologists Science Café (Radio) Adam Walton explores the mysteries of birdsong. Tues 9 April, 6:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10FU3Xk
Any enthusiastic Physicists Explosions: How we shook the world (TV) Engineer Jem Stansfield uncovers the story of how we have learnt to control explosions and harness their power for our own means. Tues 9 April, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/Y702r1
Any enthusiastic people POP! The Science of Bubbles (TV) Exploring the bubbles that push the boundaries of science. Tues 9 April, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/Y6RzQg
A level Physicists Peter Higgs: Particle Man (TV) A documentary about Peter Higgs, the man who proposed the existance of a new particle. Wed 10 April, 10:35pm and Sun 14 April, 6:05pm, BBC 1 Scotland (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/ZHXquL
Any enthusiastic astrophysicists Roving Mars (TV) The story of NASA’s 2003 mission to Mars. Thurs 11 April, 1:35pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14XTcHC
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Quentin Cooper presents his weekly digest of science in and behind the headlines. Thurs 11 April, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or available as a podcast) http://bbc.in/Y6RIDp
A level scientists Science in Action (Radio) Science news from the BBC. Thurs 11 April, 6:32pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14XTjmj
Any enthusiastic astrophysicists The Sky at Night (TV) Exploing the National History Museum’s meteorite collection. Thurs 11 April, 7:30pm, BBC 4, Sat 13 April, 12:30pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10IO3yy
Any enthusiastic people Tomorrow’s World: A Horizon Special (TV) Liz Bonnin delves in to the world of invention, revealing the people and technologies set to transform all our lives. Thurs 11 April, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14XTs9i
A level Biologists David Attenborough’s First Life (TV) Attenborough travels in search of the origin of life. Sat 13 April, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16GDJK3
GCSE and A level scientists Adventures in Science (Radio) Following the rollercoaster of alcohol as it travels through a body – can science cure a hangover? Sun 14 April, 7:15am and 1:15pm, Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/17ltnR0
GCSE Biologists Secrets of our Living Planet (TV) Chris Packham explores the hidden wonders of Earth’s watery habitats. Sun 14 April, 2pm (Scotland), 3:30pm (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/ZHXRoE
Any enthusiastic people Naked Scientists (Radio) Answering listeners’ science questions. Sun 14 April, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/Zsdl7u
GCSE Scientists Bang Goes the Theory (TV) The team explore different popular science ideas On iPlayer http://bbc.in/Zf0UHS
Any enthusiastic people Various Attenborough documentaries (TV) Repeats of Attenborough’s astonishing documentaries, including Blue Planet and Africa. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/10vCJG2
GCSE and A Level Scientists In Our Time: Water (Radio) Melvin Bragg discusses the remarkable properties of water. As a download http://bit.ly/11vlunQ
Any enthusiastic people Science Café (Radio) The science of chocolate On iPlayer http://bbc.in/Z25VVq
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) http://bit.ly/YjZzfz
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) http://bbc.in/VUMQ7E
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) http://bit.ly/WdpFnZ
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) http://bit.ly/Zsz6AW
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Little Atoms Podcast A podcast from the live Little Atoms talk show. http://www.littleatoms.com/ http://bit.ly/ZAnbPa

 

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