TV and Radio Guide w/c 22nd April 2013

A great week of science programming ahead this week with programmes for biology, chemistry and physics.

My picks of the week are Science Cafe interview with Michiu Kaku on Tuesday, Solar Max discussing the impact on increased solar activity on earth (also on Tuesday). I’ve also heard a lot of great things about this documentary by Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace, so catch the first part today or on iPlayer and the second part next Sunday.

Sarah picks are Bang Goes the Theory who are looking at personal medical technology and Costing the Earth which will support her GCSE biologists doing B3.

A quick video for you today – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TssbmY-GM from Commander Hadfield on the International Space Station demonstrating how the surface tension of water cause it to behave in a surprising way in freefall.

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-22-april-13.xlsx and a printable pdf version here:  tv-guide-22-april-13.pdf
I’ve collated all the links from this week’s guide in this bit.ly bundle.
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Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on? Link to the programme
Any enthusiastic Biologists The Why Factor: Singing (Radio) Is there an evolutionary reason for why we sing? Mon 22 April, 8:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/YCgag2
GCSE and A Level Physicists Discovery: A trip around Mars (Radio) An exploration of Mars, via imagnation and science. Mon 22 April, 6:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/17BI13X
GCSE and A Level Biologists Bang Goes The Theory (TV) Advances in personal healthcare, health tracking gadgets and personalised medicine Mon 22 April, 7:30pm, BBC 1 (and Tues 23 April, 6:30pm, BBC 2 Wales) (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/ZEHaf2
Any enthusiastic people Digital Human (Radio) Why are the rules of social interaction being ignored by so many people on line? Is it human nature? And is it causing social breakdown. Mon 22 April, 4:30pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/10qgKnH
Any enthusiastic people Material World (Radio) Meet the man who drives the Curiosity Rover, what was the effect of the Iranian Earthquake and how Zebrafish are used in studies into autism. Mon 22 April, 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/10Zn81u
GCSE and A Level Biologists Costing the Earth (Radio) Fish Fight – Tom Heaps looks at how fish stocks are being depleted by fishing both illegal and legal. Tues 23 April, 3:30pm, Wed 24 April, 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/15uXbM1
GCSE and A Level Physicists Science Café (Radio) Adam Walton talks to physicist and futurologist Michio Kaku Tues 23 April, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/13Dge6n
Any enthusiastic Biologists Ocean Giants (TV) Comparing the brains of whales and dolphins to our human brains. Tues 23 April, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/YCbx5P
GCSE and A Level Physicists Solar Max (Radio) Dr Lucie Green explains the dangers that a solar storm could present to life on earth. Tues 23 April, 11am, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/17BIfIj
GCSE Chemists Thinking Aloud (Radio) The power of oil. How does oil affect our lives, economy and environment. Wed 24 April, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/11aAiY9
GCSE Physicists James May’s Things You Need to Know …about Speed (TV) Everything you ever wanted to know about speed from that nice chap from Top Gear. Wed 24 April, 10pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/ZG4QPc
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Quentin Cooper discusses the science in this week’s news. Thurs 25 April, 4:30pm, BBC Radio 4 (or download the podcast) bbc.in/11rGnA5
Any enthusiastic people Science in Action (Radio) This weeks news in science. Thurs 25 April, 6:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/YChNdD
A level Psychologists Mind Changers (Radio) Anna Freud improved our understanding of child development by promoting the observation of  children in nurseries. Fri 26 April, 11am, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/17BZtp2
Chemists and Physicists The Why Factor: Gold (Radio) The myths, mystery, chemistry of and our obsession with GOLD! Fri 26 April, 6:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/11rHhwu
Any enthusiastic people Nature’s Microworlds (TV) Exploring the Great Barrier Reef Fri 26 April, 8pm, BBC 2 (Sat 27 April, 8pm, Scotland) (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/13nZDjl
GCSE and A level Physicists Peter Higgs: Particle Man (TV) The story of the man who proposed the existence of recently confirmed Higgs boson which gives matter mass. Sat 27 April, 20:30pm, BBC New 24 (or on iPlayer now) bbc.in/11sPzVO
Future Marine Biologists South Pacific (TV) Why do animals adapted for island life struggle when new species are introduced? Sat 27 April, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/106knYx
KS2 and 3 Scientists Deadly Mission Madagascar (TV) The last few days on Madagascar are not without incident but at least the lemurs are there to help keep the team on track. Sun 28 April, 12:05pm, CBBC (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/13o3U6i
A level Psychologists / Biologists Adventures in Science: Recalling the Past (Radio) How does our brain allow us to store memories? Sun 28 April, 1:15pm, Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/10q5bNm
Any enthusiastic people Naked Scientists (Radio) Answering listeners’ science questions on a huge variety of topics. Sun 28 April, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/XX6npM
GCSE and A level Chemists The Science Hour (Radio) Science news and highlights of the week. Sun 28 April, 2:05pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/17OxncZ
Any enthusiastic Biologists Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero (TV) Bill’s reverential look at Alfred Russel Wallace takes him to the Spice Islands Sun 28 April, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/15v4J1l
Any enthusiastic Biologists Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero (TV) Bill Bailey follows in the footsteps of the unsung hero of evolution theory Alfred Russel Wallace On iPlayer bbc.in/ZRCiCh
Future Marine Biologists The Secret Life of Rock Pools (TV) Professor Richard Fortey embarks on a quest to discover the extraordinary lives of rock pool creatures. Tues 16 April, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) bbc.in/17uAJSm
GCSE Scientists Bang Goes the Theory (TV) The team explore different popular science ideas On iPlayer bbc.in/Zf0UHS
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) 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) 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) 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) bit.ly/Zsz6AW
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Little Atoms Podcast A podcast from the live Little Atoms talk show. http://www.littleatoms.com/ bit.ly/ZAnbPa
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