TV and Radio Guide w/c 7 July 2014

A quick one:

This week brings us

  • Professor Brian Cox and Sir Robin of Ince are back with a new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage. They’ve got a new theme tune and are looking into the mysterious world of maths.
  • Monty Don explains why the Hector’s dolphin are under threat in Shared Planet. I’ve body surfed with these diminutive dolphins, hence it’s my pick of the week.
  • Melvin Bragg and his panel of experts wax lyrical on all things “The Sun” on In Our Time.


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TV and Radio Guide w/c 23rd June 2014

Sorry for the delay – I was run down with hayfever yesterday – thanks to Sarah for collating the links.

This week brings us

  •  A new series of Just So Science which takes the animals from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories and investigates the real reasons why the animals developed as they did (go back and catch today’s about the camel’s hump: it’s fascinating). This is Sarah’s pick of the week.
  • Discovery (catch it tomorrow at 4:32 pm on World Service) looks at if mental ability declines with age.
  • The Life Scientific; Jim speaks to botanist Sandy Knapp.
  • Rise of the Continents – this amazing series looks at the geological history of each of the continents with Iain Stewart; this week it’s Africa and it’s my pick of the week
  • Science Cafe is Sarah’s second pick of the week and it’s all about self perception.
  • Frontiers – latest techniques in monitoring anaesthetics.
  • Inside Science: BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme announces the winner of the Longitude prize (you can still vote)
  • Precision: the Measure of all Things. A great series looking at the units we use to measure the world, starting with the metre and the second.
  • Archive on 4 – Buzz Aldrin relives the first manned descent to the surface of the moon.

And more still available online from last week.


Download the PDF version of the guide to use at school

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TV and Radio Guide w/c 3rd February 2014

This week sees the return of the Sky at Night, which has now moved to its new home on BBC Four and is hosted by Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott with contributions from Helen Czerski. This month the planet Jupiter is the star and this is Sarah’s Pick of the Week.

My pick of the week is Horizon – Swallowed by a Sinkhole with Professor Iain Stewart. Why is Florida the Sinkhole capital of the World.

Other highlights include:

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TV and Radio Guide w/c 3 June 2013

Sorry, but another late post. The hot sun on the last weekend of half term made me forget to do the guide, until now that is….

Some cracking Science TV and Radio next week, including a documentary on Radium, In Our Time discussing Relativity (one for my A2 classes), a new series of Food Unwrapped on Channel 4, and find out how Africa was formed in Rise of the Continents on Sunday.

I saw this lovely little video on synchronous caterpillar motion yesterday by Destin at SmarterEveryDay and I thought I should share it; contains Lego(s).

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