TV and Radio Guide w/c 17 June 2013

Sarah has put the guide together for you this week, but I also spotted that David Attenborough is moonlighting for Sky again, with their latest 3D wildlife programme. This time it’s a voyage into the deep microscopic world of insects in glorious high definition 3D. Worth watching if you’ve got the tech!

Sarah’s picks of the week are the Horizon programmes on cats (which my cat watched with interest!) and the penultimate episode of Material World before it is replaced by a new programme presented by Adam Rutherford. My pick has to be the fantastic Rise of the Continents, which this week is looking at America. The series is available on iPlayer until 7th July, it’s well worth a watch, the first episode about Africa was full of riches for GCSE Chemistry and Biology.

No video for you this week (sorry).

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-17-june-13.xlsx and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-17-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
Any inthusiastic Biologists Nature’s Great Events (TV) See how the plankton bloom feeds a wide variety of species. Mon 17 June, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/13NGqXE
A level Biologists Discovery (Radio) Amoret Whitaker discusses the role that insects can play in solving crimes Mon 17 June, 6:32pm, Tues 18 June, 8:32am, Sat 22 June, 9:32am (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12wjOhQ
Any enthusiastic Biologists Food Unwrapped (TV) Science behind the food we eat. This week, do cashewnut shells have a part to play in the fight against superbugs? Mon 17 June, 8:30pm, Channel 4 (or on 4OD) http://bit.ly/11ON7KE
GCSE and A level Biologists Shared Planet, the Problem of Population (Radio) Is there room for wildlife in a world with an increasing human population? Mon 17June, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/15Nh0Lo
A level Scientists and Mathematicians Precision: Time and Measure of All Things (TV) Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows us the lump of metal on which every other weight is based. Mon 17 June, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/111tRK3
A level Scientists and Mathematicians The Life Scientific (Radio) A disucssion of risk and uncertainty with Prof David Spiegelhalter. Tues 18 June 9am and 9:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/11ONLI3
GCSE and A level Biologists Shared Planet, Can We Save It All? (Radio) With so many pressures on habitats, can we save them all?  Or, if not, how do we decide what to save? Tues 18 June, 11am, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11fMhH4
A level Scientists Science Café (Radio) Find out about the cutting edge science and technology being developed in Wales. Tues 18 June, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11OOIAj
A level Biologists Frontiers (Radio) Can we beat bacteria by stopping the bugs from talking to each other? Wed 19 June, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11GHfzY
A level Biologists Who Killed the Honey Bee? (TV) Find out how the reduction in numbers of honey bees will affect global food production Wed 19 June, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16qmahB
GCSE and A level Physicists Horizon: Fracking – the new energy rush (TV) Investigating this controversial new process that could meet the UK’s natural gas needs for 10-15 years. Wed 19 June, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/199MLjR
GCSE and A level Biologists Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (TV) Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey into the microscopic journey of insects – in 3D! Wed 19 June, 9pm, Sat 22, 8pm, Sky1 and Sky1HD, Thur 20, 8pm Sky2 http://bit.ly/10ncFjI
Any interested scientists Material World (Radio) The penultimate Material World episode, discussing the week’s science news. Thurs 20 June, 4:30 and 9pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/12d7J10
Any interested scientists Science in Action (Radio) The week’s science news. Thurs 20 June, 6:32, BBC World Service (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/15NVt5l
Any enthusiastic people The Why Factor (Radio) Discover the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions Fri 21 June, 6:32pm, Sat 15 June, 10:32pm, Sun 16 June, 11:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12zWO2H
Any enthusiastic Biologists Nature’s Microworlds (TV) A repeat of this superb series, starting with the ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. Fri 21 June, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/1adZUtM
Any enthusiastic Biologists Life in the Freezer (TV) Two superb episodes of an Attenborough documentary, exploring how wildlife survives in the world’s harshest conditions. Sat 22 June, 10:30 and 11am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/1bGBHdw
Any enthusiastic people Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat (TV) Another chance to see this revealing documentary about the lives household cats lead while we aren’t looking. Sat 22 June, 6pm (6:30 Scotland & Northern Ireland), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11pphRw
Any enthusiastic people Horizon: Little Cat Diaries (TV) A deeper look at some of the interesting cats studied in The Secret Life of the Cat. Sat 22 June, 7pm (7:30 Scotland), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14qzUst
Any enthusiastic people The Science Hour (Radio) An hour of science news and highlights of the week. Sun 23 June, 2:06pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/1038RnM
Any enthusiastic people Earthflight (TV) See some of the world’s spectacles from a bird’s-eye view. Sun 23 June, 5:30pm (5pm, Scotland, Wales), BBC 1 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/ZRK9Ev
Any enthusiastic people  Naked Scientists (Radio) Answering listeners’ questions on any field of science. Sun 23 June, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11PmAIT
Any enthusiastic Physicists The Secret Life of the Sun (TV) Explore how changes in the Sun affect the Earth. Sun 23 June, 8pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/18JE1Ec
GCSE scientists, Geologists and Geographers Rise of the Continents (TV) Professor Iain Stewart uncovers clues hidden within the New York skyline, the anatomy of American alligators and inside Bolivian silver mines, to reconstruct how North and South America were created. Sun 23 Jun, 9pm BBC2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16qr6D0
A level Biologists The Life Scientific (Radio) Ewan Birney discuses the human genome and the demise (or not) of ‘junk’ DNA. Tues 11 June 9am and 9:30pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/118XDcq
GCSE Biologists Food Unwrapped (TV) Catch up with this great exploration of the food we take for granted. On 4OD http://bit.ly/11xDKKL
Future Forensic Scientists Science Café (Radio) Find out about recent advances in forensic science, and how it is taught at univeristy level. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/1blyUGv
Any interested people Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat (TV) Groundbreaking science: what do cats get up to when they leave the home? On iPlayer http://bbc.in/11pphRw
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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