Category Archives: radio and TV

Showstopper

Earlier in the month I went to the recording of two programmes in a new series, Showstoppers!, which is due for broadcast starting on the 19th of January. It’s new to radio(although I see on the BBC website that one … Continue reading

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Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don’t – Mark Miodownik’s Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

It was a bit of a rush last Thursday, getting to the Royal Institution in time for the recording of one of the 2010 Christmas Lectures – it was scheduled to start at 6pm but it was necessary to arrive … Continue reading

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Bad-tempered rant about televisual idiocy

It’s been a bit depressing looking at what was on BBC television the evening just gone. Not because there was a load of rubbish on, because that’s normal, and as Theodore Sturgeon said, ninety percent of everything is crud (that’s … Continue reading

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Size Matters – Royal Institution Christmas Lectures preview

Mark Miodownik is going to present the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and I took my daughter to see a preview on Thursday evening. He was an immediate hit with the audience – oh for science teachers in our schools … Continue reading

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String theory and the Multiverse : Brian Greene and A C Grayling exchange at the frontier

Thursday afternoon saw me (and my 16-year old son) at the Wellcome Collection in London for the recording of Exchanges at the Frontier. The series of talks is a partnership with the BBC World Service, and has A C Grayling … Continue reading

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Understanding old stuff

I listened to a ‘Much Binding in the Marsh’ from November 1948 on BBC Radio 7 last week and one of the jokes went something like: ‘Murdoch, you’re wearing glasses – is there something wrong with your eyes?’ ‘No everyone’s … Continue reading

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The British Archaeology Awards

Here’s another award – the biennial British Archaeology Awards shortlist has recently been announced. This year the whole thing has been revamped and relaunched to give them a higher profile. The award ceremony will be held on 19 July at … Continue reading

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