TV and Radio Guide w/c 1 July 2013

Well better late than never… 

This week sees the introduction of a new science programme on Radio 4 to fill the gaping cavern in our lives that was left by the departure of Material World. Inside Science is presented by Dr Adam Rutherford (with Dr Lucie Green, and Professor Alice Roberts presenting later in the year)  and is @MrsDrSarah’s pick of the week. My pick is What Makes Us Human, looking at the differences between our species and other animals. 

The video of the week is a lovely slow mo video showing the wonderful phenomenon self-siphoning beads by Earth Unplugged featuring Steve Mould from Festival of the Spoken Nerd. It was brought to my attention via http://sciencedemo.org/ and features some nice explanations about forces and travelling waves.

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-1-july-13.xlsx  and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-1-july-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
Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on? Link to the programme
A level scientists and any enthusiastic people The Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio) Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take science to Glastonbury in this week’s programme. Mon 1 July, 4:30pm, Radio 4  (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/13jnPqm
A level Biologists Discovery: Build Me a Brain (Radio) Explorations from the world of science. Mon 1 July, 6:32pm, Tue 2 July, 8:32am and 3:32pm, Sat 6 July, 9:32am, BBC World Service Radio  (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12x5ioy
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 1 July, 8:30pm, Channel 4 (or on 4OD) http://bit.ly/11ON7KE
Any enthusiastic Biologists Shared Planet: Global Collapse (Radio) Monty Don explores the link between the loss of wildlife abundance and human activity. Mon 1 July, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/13joeZN
Any enthusiastic Biologists The Human Zoo (Radio) The Human Zoo is a place to learn about the one subject that never fails to fascinate – ourselves! Tues 2 July, 3:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/17wuzAC
Any interested people Science Café (Radio) Find out about cutting edge science and technology research taking place in Wales. Tues 2 July, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19MQjJ3
Any enthusiastic Biologists Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol (TV) Dr Rhys Jones explores wildlife through the eyes of those that seek to protect it. Wed 3 July, 7:30pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11SGWWx
A level Biologists Horizon: What Makes Us Human? (TV) Professor Alice Roberts investigates what separates humans from the animal kingdom. Wed 3 July, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12x6BE5
A level Scientists and Geographers Frontiers: Plate Tectonics and Life (Radio) The next in this fascinating series explores the idea that life on early Earth led to the evolution of plate tectonics. Wed 3 July, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/18peY8J
Any interested people Inside Science (Radio) Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that’s changing our world. Thurs 4 July, 4:30 and 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/14GUGCr
Any interested people The Why Factor (Radio) The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions. Fri 5 July, 6:32pm and Sun 7 July, 11:32am, BBC World Service Radio (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/1b0blWr
Any enthusiastic Biologists Life in the Freezer (TV) Another couple of episodes from this fantastic wildlife documentary. Sat 6 July, 11 and 11:30am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12eRyvk
Future Marine Biologists Oceans (TV) The team explore the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Sat 6 July, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/18pfsM6
Any enthusiastic Biologists Nature’s Weirdest Events (TV) Chris Packham explores some of, as the title suggests, nature’s weirdest events. Sun 7 July, 1:50 (Scotland), 2:50pm and 3:50 (not Scotland), BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19LonsD
Any interested people The Science Hour (Radio) Science news and highlights of the week. Sun 7 July, 2:06pm, BBC World Service Radio (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19MRDvJ
Any interested people Naked Scientists (Radio) The Naked Scientists answer listeners’ questions on any and all aspects of science. Sun 7 July, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19MRNmL
A level Biologists Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (TV) Sir David Attenborough shares his personal view on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Sun 7 July, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10tbX2e
         
A level Scientists and Geographers Rise of the Continents (TV) An amazing series charting the development of our continents. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/10JBGGd
GCSE and A level Scientists and Mathematicians Precision: The Measure of All Things (TV) Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores how we make measurements. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/17MMAhD
         
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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