Science TV and Radio Guide on Holiday

Hello dear readers.

We’re having a break for the 2 week holiday. Will post the guide again Sunday 12th April – hope you all have a pleasant break.

Best wishes,

@a_weatherall and @mrsdrsarah

TV and Radio Guide w/c 23 March 2015

The clocks go forward on Sunday so here’s Stephen Fry on why we do it.


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Plenty to choose from this week, including Episode 2 of Jim Al-Khalili’s excellent Chemistry series, and Michael Mosley investigating his own blood. Starting the week off are two programmes about the desperate straits we are getting into with antibiotics. Then Quentin Cooper looks at Capturing Light with three guests. In Our Time is a biography of the Curies and there is a programme from Radio Ulster about pioneering astronomer and solar photographer Annie Maunder. Stephen Fry has two programmes on the radio on Saturday, one about the Millenium Bug and the explaining Daylight Savings. And of course, Inside Science.

There will be a two week guide break over Easter – I will post anything that looks really interesting on the @scienceTVRadio twitter feed.

Thanks for your support.

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150323.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 16 March 2015

Dara O’Briain and Brian Cox – hosting a live broadcast of Star Gazing Live during the Solar Eclipse on Friday morning.

Star gazing Live is back this week – covering the eclipse as well as the Rosetta mission with Matt Taylor and manned space exploration with Buzz Aldrin.

Try to organise something in your school if you can – even if it is just watching the live video feed from the Faroe Islands (which is where the umbra will fall during totality). The UK will be treated to about 90% totality (we will lie in the penumbra).

Some information on the eclipse and about viewing times can be found on MeteorWatch here and some methods for viewing from the IOP on the last pages of this month’s Classroom Physics


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Other picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150316.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 9 March 2015

Please excuse the short post and enjoy this week’s Science TV and Radio. There is a lot on this week – I’ve had to drop the podcasts list.

Picks include:

Here’s the guide: Science TV and Radio Guide_20150309.pdf

TV and Radio Guide w/c 2 March 2015

I hate doing this but I’m going to take a raincheck from the TV guide this week. I have a very busy week ahead and the overhead of preparing the TV and Radio Guide is just too great.

I do have some recommendations though:

  • Firstly – last few weeks we’ve completely missed the rather excellent Iain Stewart and his series Planet Oil. It didn’t show up in the science and nature listings, so very sorry about that. Catch-up on iPlayer. It’s rather good. You can also catch him on Tuesday night in the repeat of Rise of the Continents
  • On Monday night: Climate Change by Numbers is a look at the public understanding of the climate science data and an analysis by mathematicians Dr Hannah Fry, Prof Norman Fenton and Prof David Spiegelhalter. Then on Wednesday Dr Helen Czerski gives an overview of the history of climate science in: Climate Change: A Horizon Guide
  • Horizon on Tuesday should be a stunning look at our new and ever-changing understanding of the Secrets of the Solar System
  • Michael Mosley’s last episode in his series Pain Pus and Poison
  • and of course: Inside Science on Thursday.

If I see any more I’ll update the post and tweet the links.

My apologies to your students. Back next week.

Alex & Sarah