TV and Radio Guide w/c 23 September 2013
22/09/2013 Leave a comment
Download the PDF version of the guide to use at school: Science TV and Radio Guide_20130923.pdf
It was a really great week of TV and Radio last week. Both Science Brittanica and Rise of Animals were wonderful. Professor Brian Cox and Sir David Attenborough’s enthusiasm for the information they are presenting is infectious. So our pick of the week has to be Science Brittanica with Brian explaining the scientific method through the main players in the history of British Science and their experiments. @MrsDrSarah had so many people (students and staff!) come up to her this week to say how much they had enjoyed the programme last week, it’s obviously hit its target well and was very well pitched to engage.
You might not use this at school, but I’ll be introducing Nina and the Neurons: Earth Explorers to my little one this week (it starts on Monday). A late addition to the guide is It is Rocket Science, a comedy on Radio 4 based on the history of the development of rockets. I’ve not listened to any of these episodes, but the @scienceTVRadio twitter account got a cheeky follow from the show, so I checked it out. Episode 3 is still on iPlayer, and Episode 4 is on Wednesday night at 11:15pm.
I am so pleased by the reaction of the Inside Science production team to my request to provide the audio clips for the Science Practicals pieces from the last two programmes. They got back to me very quickly and the wonderful Jen Whyntie from Radio 4 Online team organised for the clips to be made available online. So they’re available here: the first introductory debate between Alom Shaha and Professor Jim Iley and Professor Robin Millar’s interview from the following week.*
Calendar reminders: We’ve made available a Google Calendar with all the week’s TV and Radio on it. This allows notifications to be sent via twitter. This is still in “beta” so please bear with us. If you click on the calendar entry the description gives you a link to the programme webpage.
* Sadly WordPress won’t let me embed the BBC clips in the post (because it’s Flash ) so it’s not quite how I wanted to have it on the site, but I’m planning to move the site onto a dedicated wordpress server soon, so I’ll try to sort that problem then.