TV and Radio Guide w/c 27 May 2013

The science of Music

Sorry for the late posting of next week’s guide. The weather has been too nice and I’ve been outside all day. @MrsDrSarah has collated the guide again this week and her pick of the week is The Science of Music, presented by Robert Winston. I have to say that this is my pick for the week as well, but I’ll bring to your attention a radio programme that we missed last week (despite the constant trails on Radio 4) about the resistance to antibiotics and what it may mean in the near future for surgical operations (it’s not good news), that’s File on 4: Superbugs.

My video for the week is a reminder that the ISS will soon be visible in the UK skies again: Sci Guide from the Headsqueeze Youtube channel has a quick guide on the ISS and how astronauts get there. I’ll also show you this trailer for a film that I’m looking forward to seeing in October. If you’ve ever wanted to become an astronaut, this may put you off: Gravity

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-27-may-13.xlsx and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-27-may-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 @ScienceTVRadio twitter account.

Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on? Link to the programme
A level Psychologists The Why Factor (Radio) Why do people like playing with a ball? Mon 27 May, 8:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11lQAlm
Any enthusiastic Engineers Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain (TV) Fred Dibnah explores the history of engineering in the UK. Mon 27 – Fri 31 May, 3:45pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10r4OQj
A level Physicists Cosmic Quest (Radio) This week, find out how  the discovery that the universe is expanding affected Einstein’s theories and how the concept of black holes gained credibility. Mon 27 – Wed 29 and Fri 31 May, 2:15pm, Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16gGULW
A level Biologists Discovery (Radio) Discovery explores the largest single pollination event on Earth. Mon 27 May, 6:32pm, Tues 28 May, 8:32am, Sat 1 June, 9:32am (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/18qkPI3
Any enthusiastic Biologists Planet Earth (TV) Attenborough reveals the spectacular flora and fauna of our planet. Mon 27 and Tues 28 May, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12DDVa1
Any enthusiastic Biologists Springwatch (TV) Springwatch returns to chronicle the UK’s wildlife in this late spring. Mon 27 -Thurs 30 May 8pm (7:30pm Wed 29), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10ZFTjs
A level Scientists Material World (Radio) Find out what makes Oklahoma so prone to tornadoes. Mon 27 May, 9pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/17JVcUK
A level Biologists The Life Scientific (Radio) Prof. Linda Partridge discusses the genetics of ageing. Tues 28 May, 9am and 9:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/11hC8Vu
A level Scientists The Science of Music (Radio) Robert Winston examines the science of music. Tues 28 May, 11:30am, Sat 1 June, 3:30pm (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10rxetI
A level Scientists Science Café (Radio) Find out about the development of ‘green’ catalysts. Tues 28 May, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14NGngc
KS2 and 3 Scientists Deadly 60 on a Mission (TV) Explore the mountains of Ethiopia to the plains of South Africa. Wed 29 May, 10am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12UiyTn
Any enthusiastic Biologists Life in Cold Blood (TV) Another Attenborough series – this one explores cold-blooded reptiles and amphibians. Wed 29 – Fri 31 May, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/176wfDK
Any enthusiastic Biologists The Crimson Wing (TV) Follow crimson-winged flamingoes on their annual migration to Lake Natron in Tanzania. Thurs 30 May, 12 noon (12:30pm, Scotland), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/176vqe7
A level Scientists Material World (Radio) This week’s discussion of science in the news. Thurs 30 May, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/10TMDyu
Any enthusiastic people The Why Factor (Radio) Discover the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions Fri 31 May, 6:32pm, Sat 1 June, 10:32pm, Sun 2 June, 11:32am, BBC World Service http://bbc.in/11hF0Sg
Future Marine Biologists Nature’s Microworld (TV) Investigate the array of creatures that live in the ocean deeps. Fri 31 May, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12EaGUk
Future Marine Biologists Oceans (TV) A 20-metre long sperm whale is the subject of some pioneering work detailed in this documentary. Sat 1 June, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10rts3p
Any enthusiastic people The Science Hour (Radio) An hour of science news and highlights of the week. Sun 2 June, 2:06pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/110ubby
Any enthusiastic people  Naked Scientists (Radio) Answering listeners’ questions on any field of science. Sun 2 June, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/13TuCSs
Any enthusiastic Biologists Swarm: Nature’s Incredible Invasions (TV) A great documentary, examining the world of animal swarms, using the latest camera techniques to reveal how they view our world. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/1ajJ89S
GCSE and A Level Biologists File on Four (Radio) Superbugs: examining the threat posed by antibiotic resistance could stop us performing routine operations. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/12H45bI
Future historians and archaeologists Stories from the Dark Earth (TV) Discover how science, conservation and excavation have changed our understanding of different periods in history On iPlayer http://bbc.in/16FJz11
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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