TV and Radio Guide w/c 8 July 2013
07/07/2013 Leave a comment
Sarah has collated this week’s TV and Radio guide before jetting off to New York, New York. I however have spent the weekend trying to build a deck in the garden and have just got round to posting this. Apologies, my fault.
So, Inside Science was pretty good last week with discussion on Bovine TB and coral sunscreen. And What makes us Human with Dr Alice Roberts was excellent. I love twitter, I asked Alice a question about metabolic limits affecting gestation period and she came back to me with details of a research paper looking at the genetic markers for premature birth – great stuff. We also missed telling you about In Our Time last week about the Invention of Radio.
This week we’ve got more fantastic programming for you. Sarah’s pick of the week is the Frozen Planet series: awesome documentary film making and great for clips about adaptation. I’ll choose the Natural World Special on filming a Giant Squid.
Hope you don’t mind, but no video collection today (I’ve been offline most of the week what with teachmeets and hayfever, so haven’t been keeping my ear to the ground for good video resources). I’ll give you a double helping next week. Promise.
We will be taking a break during the summer holidays starting the week commencing 22nd July. However if there is anything particularly interesting on TV and Radio we’ll tweet it from @ScienceTVRadio so make sure you’re following.
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|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Frozen Planet (TV)||The series starts at the north pole, as the sun returns after a long winter darkness.||Mon 8 – Fri 12 July, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/13pBlKo|
|A level scientists and any enthusiastic people||The Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio)||Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince discuss space exploration and the future of space tourism.||Mon 8 July, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12hhLZr|
|A level Biologists||Discovery: Quantum Sensing (Radio)||Explorations from the world of science.||Mon 8 July, 6:32pm, Tue 9 July, 8:32am and 3:32pm, Sat 13 July, 9:32am, BBC World Service Radio (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/1cYY9iB|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Food Unwrapped (TV)||Science behind the food we eat. This week, how is caffeine-free coffee grown and what puts the chew in chewing gum?||Mon 8 July, 8:30pm, Channel 4 (or on 4OD)||http://bit.ly/11ON7KE|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Shared Planet: Valuing Nature (Radio)||Can you put a price on nature? Monty Don investigates the value of a honey bee.||Mon 8 July, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12hiolE|
|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 9 July, 3:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/17wuzAC|
|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 10 July, 7:30pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/11SGWWx|
|A level Psychologists and neuroscientists||Horizon: The Truth About Personality (TV)||Dr Michael Mosley explores recent research into how our personalities have developed.||Wed 10 July, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/13pBJIT|
|A level Scientists and Geographers||Frontiers: Crossrail – Tunnelling Under London (Radio)||Find out how 26 miles of precision-engineered tunnels have been dug through London’s erratic geology.||Wed 10 July, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10DTdgx|
|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 11 July, 4:30 and 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/14GUGCr|
|Any enthusiastic Physicists||The Sky at Night (TV)||The team launch the Moore Moon Marathon from the Solstice festival at Stonehenge.||Thurs 11 July, 7:30pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/1a6EMYR|
|Any interested people||The Why Factor (Radio)||Find out about the human fascination with fire.||Fri 12 July, 6:32pm and Sun 14 July, 11:32am, BBC World Service Radio (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/17RSDOk|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Natural World Special (TV)||Scientists achieve a world first – finding and filming a Giant Squid.||Sat 13 July, 7:40pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/16TkhJM|
|Any interested meteorologists||Strange Weather Days (Radio)||Meteorologist Helen Young visits a Dunstable gliding club to recall a pilot’s lucky survival during a 1999 lightning strike.||Sun 14 July, 1:15pm, BBC Radio 4 Extra (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/18B3rTQ|
|Any interested people||The Science Hour (Radio)||Science news and highlights of the week.||Sun 14 July, 2:06pm, BBC World Service Radio (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/19MRDvJ|
|Any enthusiastic Biologists||Refugees of the Lost Rainforest (TV)||John Nettles explores the late naturalist Gerald Durrell’s legacy through the work of a small group of people trying to save endangered orangutans.||Sunday 14 July, 3:30pm, BBC 1 (Channel Islands & South West, otherwise catch it on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/14SfCqf|
|Any interested people||Naked Scientists (Radio)||The Naked Scientists answer listeners’ questions on any and all aspects of science.||Sun 14 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.||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|
|A level Physicists||In Our Time (Radio)||Looking at the discovery of radio waves and the invention of radio.||On iPlayer||http://bbc.in/1a4iV0E|
|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|
|A level Biologists||Horizon: What Makes Us Human? (TV)||Professor Alice Jones investigates what separates humans from the animal kingdom.||On iPlayer||http://bbc.in/12x6BE5|
|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|