TV and Radio Guide w/c 8 July 2013

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.

You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-8-july-13.xlsx and a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-8-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
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
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