TV and Radio Guide w/c 11th November 2013


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Time And Relative Dimensions In Space – timey wimey wibbly wobbly stuff with Professor Brian Cox. Picture © BBC

Time and relative dimension in space confuses most mere mortals, but has Doctor Who met his match in Professor Brian “Bigger on the inside than the outside doesn’t seem too complicated to me” Cox? How does the Doctor travel in time? Are there extra terrestrials living throughout the galaxy? Find out on Thursday when the Professor with just one heart attempts to explain the Science of Doctor Who at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. It can’t be any more fantastical than Richard Hammond creating a planet at the top of a big tower.

The rest of the week is a bit quiet: Digital Human on Monday looks at people with illness or disability using technology to improve their lives, the bacteria in our guts get examined in Frontiers on Wednesday, there’s the obligatory Inside Science on Thursday and more Frozen Planet on Saturday.

Next week I’ll be reintroducing the online video suggestions and including them in the guide itself alongside the podcasts. Tweet any suggestions to @ScienceTVRadio

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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.

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