TV and Radio Guide w/c 3 June 2013
02/06/2013 Leave a comment
Sorry, but another late post. The hot sun on the last weekend of half term made me forget to do the guide, until now that is….
Some cracking Science TV and Radio next week, including a documentary on Radium, In Our Time discussing Relativity (one for my A2 classes), a new series of Food Unwrapped on Channel 4, and find out how Africa was formed in Rise of the Continents on Sunday.
I saw this lovely little video on synchronous caterpillar motion yesterday by Destin at SmarterEveryDay and I thought I should share it; contains Lego(s).
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.
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|
|A level Psychologists||The Why Factor (Radio)||Why do women (and men) wear make-up?||Mon 3 June, 8:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11hF0Sg|
|GCSE and A level Physicists||Radium Days (Radio)||Glasgow’s scientific history with the element radium.||Mon 3 June, 1:32pm, BBC Radio Scotland (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/18JW3p5|
|Any enthusiastic Engineers||Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain (TV)||Fred Dibnah explores the history of engineering in the UK. Episodes 6-10||Mon 3 – Fri 7 June, 3:45pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12oElGr|
|A level Physicists||Cosmic Quest (Radio)||Heather Couper looks at the different types of stars we can see in the universe. 23-27||Mon 3 – Fri 7 June, 2:15pm, Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/ZmKUFh|
|A level Biologists||Discovery (Radio)||Dr Adam Hart is on the trail of the American Honey Bee||Mon 3 June, 6:32pm, Tues 4 June, 8:32am, Sat 8 June, 9:32am (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/13wxp5F|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Life in Cold Blood (TV)||David Attenborough narrates this last two episodes in this series on cold blooded animals.||Mon 3 and Tues 4 June, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/176wfDK|
|Any enthusiastic people||Wild Cameramen (TV)||David Attenborough introduces the cameramen who hone their skills in Scotland to prepare them for their global adventures.||Mon 3 June, 7:30pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10RXr1h|
|GCSE Biologists||Food Unwrapped (TV)||Is mouldy bread safe to eat? How can English apples be sold in the middle of winter? Chicken Kiev anyone?||Mon 3 June, 8:30pm, Channel 4 (or on 4OD)||http://bit.ly/11xDKKL|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Springwatch (TV)||Episodes 5-8 of the annual British wildlife programme.||Mon 3 -Thurs 6 June 8pm (7:30pm Wed 5), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10ZFTjs|
|A level Scientists||Material World (Radio)||What is Time, the multi universe, and does culture drive genetic change or vice versa?||Mon 3 June, 9pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast)||http://bbc.in/10TMDyu|
|Any enthusiastic Engineers||Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams (TV)||Simon Schaffer looks at the obsession with building automata (clockwork life).||Mon 3 June, 9pm, BBC Four (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/14lB6K6|
|A level Biologists||The Life Scientific (Radio)||Jim Al Khalili interviews Athene Donald, a proponent of the field of Biological Physics||Tues 4 June, 9am and 9:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast)||http://bbc.in/16BDt2w|
|A level Scientists||The Science of Music (Radio)||Robert Winston continues his series on the science of music by looking at performance.||Tues 4 June, 11:30am, Sat 8 June, 3:30pm (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/149nHZ1|
|A level Physicists||Science Café (Radio)||A review of A Brief History of Time.||Tues 4 June, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/15tVIDh|
|GCSE and A level Physicists||Voyager: To the Final Frontier (TV)||Dallas Campbell tells the story of Voyager the 35 year old unmanned spacecraft leaving our solar system.||Tues 4 June, 9pm BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/13x3Vo7|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Nature’s Great Events (TV)||David Attenborough narrates this 6 part series on Nature’s Great Events||Wed 5 – Fri 7 June, 4:15pm, Sat, 10:30am BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10JHYDD|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction (TV)||Terry Pratchett goes in search of the orangutans of Borneo while dealing with his worsening Alzheimers.||Wed 5 June, 1am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/108xVEJ|
|GCSE and A Level Biologists||Bill Bailey Jungle Hero (TV)||Another chance to watch Bill Bailey retrace the steps of Alfred Russel Wallace.||Thurs 6 June, 7pm, (Fri 7, 7pm NI, Wales) BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/ZRCiCh|
|A level Physicists||In Our Time (Radio)||Melvin Bragg discusses Relativity with Martin Rees et al.||Thurs 6 June 9am Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/1aSjQjf|
|A level Scientists||Material World (Radio)||This week’s discussion of science in the news from Cheltenham Science Festival.||Thurs 6 June, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast)||http://bbc.in/11xxfYC|
|Any enthusiastic people||Science in Action (Radio)||The week’s science news.||Thurs 6 June, 6:32pm, BBC World Service||http://bbc.in/13x0mhJ|
|GCSE and A level Physicists||The Sky at Night (TV)||The Life Cycle of the Stars||Thurs 6 June, 6:30pm, BBC Four (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11fyUD6|
|Any enthusiastic people||The Why Factor (Radio)||Discover the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions||Fri 7 June, 6:32pm, Sat 8 June, 10:32pm, Sun 9 June, 11:32am, BBC World Service||http://bbc.in/11fCfSD|
|GCSE and A Level Biologists||Bill Bailey Jungle Hero (TV)||Another chance to watch this brilliant documentary on Wallace and how he cracked evolution.||Fri 7 June, 7pm, (Sat 8, 4:10pm NI, 5:10pm Wales) BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/15v4J1l|
|Future Marine Biologists||Nature’s Microworld (TV)||How does anything survive the heat and dryness of Australia’s Red Centre?||Fri 7 June, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/19zOJLv|
|GCSE Biologists||Natural World (TV)||Living with the baboons of Ethiopia||Sat 8 June, 4:10pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/18JZtZ1|
|Future Marine Biologists||Oceans (TV)||Why is the Southern Ocean warming twice as fast as the other seas?||Sat 8 June, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11bx2Kx|
|GCSE and A level Physicists and Engineers||The Science of DIY (Radio)||The art of construction deconstructed whilst mending a bike.||Sun 9 June, 7:15am, BBC Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11bxI2z|
|Any enthusiastic people||The Science Hour (Radio)||Science news and highlights of the week||Sun 9 June, 2:06pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/18JZRqv|
|GCSE and A Level Biologists||Aristotle’s Lagoon (TV)||Find how Aristotle helped found the science of biology.||Sun 9 June, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11fBSrb|
|GCSE and A Level Biologists||Operation Snow Tiger (TV)||Tiger biologist Liz Bonnin goes on the hunt for the endangered Siberian Tiger.||Sun 9 June, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12YGKm8|
|GCSE Chemists and Geologists||Rise of The Continents (TV)||Professor Iain Stewart reveals the clues that show that Africa was formed from the wreckage of a super-continent.||Sun 9 June, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/16BFOKM|
|Any enthusiastic people||Naked Scientists (Radio)||Answering questions from everyday chemistry to quantum physics.||Sun 9 June, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12YJDDs|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Human Swarm (TV)||How humans can act as herd animals.||On 4OD||http://bit.ly/19zRHQf|
|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|