TV and Radio Guide w/c 13 May 2013

A slightly quieter week for Science TV and Radio this week, with a few repeats of recent programming. The Fantastic Mr Feynman is on again Tuesday night, and the daily natural history programme (BBC 1 4:15 Monday – Friday) finishes off Life in the Undergrowth and continues with Planet Earth. Heather Couper’s series on the development of astronomy Cosmic Quest continues also.

Sarah’s pick is the repeat of the Marie Curie documentary. I’ve still to catch this so I will make sure I watch it. My pick is the In Our Time discussion on Cosmic Rays. I’ll recommend it to my A Level Physicists, but I’m sure they’ll be far too busy revising! The Science of DIY on Sunday may be of assistance to them for their mechanics revision.

I’m going to repeat a video pick from a few weeks ago. It is exam season and if you haven’t shared these videos on www.my-gcsescience.com with your GCSE students do it tomorrow; they really help with revision.


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-13-may-13.xlsx and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-13-may-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 (Radio) Why do we experience disgust. Mon 13 May, 8:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/17Gvb6v
Any enthusiastic Physicists Cosmic Quest (Radio) Heather Couper looks at the development of astronomy from Copernicus to Halley Mon 13 – Fri 17 May, 2:15pm, Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/126h3Rz
Any enthusiastic Biologists Life in the Undergrowth (TV) David Attenborough reveals the fascinating life of invertebrates. Mon 13 May, 4:15pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10ac1jT
Any interested people Discovery (Radio) Explorations in the world of science Mon 13 May, 6:32pm BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/17UnrxG
A Level Scientists Material World (Radio) What effect would leaving the EU have on UK science research funding? Mon 13 May 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/129GmkF
A level Physicists The Genius of Marie Curie (TV) Revealing the challenges faced by Marie Curie in her personal and professional life. Mon 13 May, 11:20pm (Sun 19 May 11pm NI) BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/120EFnR
A level Biologists The Life Scientific (Radio) Geologist Sanjeev Gupta on exploring other worlds. Tues 14 May, 9am or 9:30pm, BBC Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/14e3bVE
A level Biologists Costing the Earth (Radio) The environmental cost of cruise ships. Tues 14 May, 3:30pm or Wed 15 May, 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/1600mvS
Any enthusiastic people Planet Earth (TV) An exploration of the wild and beautiful parts of the planet. Tues 14 – Fri 17 May, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10iNn3M
Any enthusiastic Biologists Science Café (Radio) The Aberystwyth Bioblitz. Tues 14 May, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/ZQMKLU
Any enthusiastic Physicists NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (TV) One Giant Leap – looking at the tragedy of the Challenger and Columbia disasters Tues 14 May, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/15ZQYZe
A Level Physicists The Fantastic Mr Feynman (TV) A celebration of the inimitable Richard Feynman. Tues 14 May, 23:20 pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16akI58
KS3 and 4 Biologists Deadly 60 on a Mission (TV) Yucatan Penisula studying the bull shark. Wed 15 May, 10am, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10OdHi9
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Quentin Cooper discusses this week’s science news and views. Thurs 16 May, 4:30pm, BBC Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/1600QCi
GCSE and A Level Physicists In Our Time (Radio) A discussion on the discovery of cosmic rays and how the have revolutionised our understanding of particle physics. Thurs 16 May, 9am BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/YNqR4U
A level scientists Science in Action (Radio) Science in the news. Thurs 16 May, 6:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/ZXtlfR
Any enthusiastic people The Why Factor (Radio) The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects. Fri 17 May, 6:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12lEN4j
GCSE Biologists Nature’s Microworlds (TV) The wildlife of Yellowstone national park. Fri 17 May, 8pm (6:30pm Scotland), BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10ql3sl
GCSE Biologists Natural World, Leopards: 21st Century Cats (TV) Overlapping environments of humans and leopards. Fri 17 May, 9:30pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/13p8NgN
GCSE Biologists When Worlds Collide (TV) Looking inside superswarms Sat 18 May, 7:00pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/17Ukygo
A Level Physicists The Science of DIY: The Wheelbarrow (Radio) Why leverage is important when carrying a load. Sun 19 May, 7:15am 1:15pm Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/YBFiXq
Any enthusiastic people The Science Hour (Radio) Science news and highlights. Sun 19 May, 2:05pm, World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10iP5Cn
Any enthusiastic people The Naked Scientists (Radio) Answering science questions and science interviews. Sun 19 May, 6pm Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10AkDR5
GCSE Physicists Mars – A Horizon Guide Why we travel over 50 million miles to Mars in the search for life. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/15iLXLk
GCSE and A Level Physicists Adventures in Science (Radio) An acoustic wave travelling from a violin to your brain. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/10dV1hm
Any enthusiastic Physicists The Sky at Night (TV) This month’s astronomical viewing. A storm is raging on Saturn. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/11Mmx2o
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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