TV and Radio Guide w/c 3 June 2013

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.

You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-3-June-13.xlsx  and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-3-June-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 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

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