Astronomy, Cosmology

Last Edited: 23-Apr-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
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Extended Series

Cosmic Quest


Date Title Cast Parameters
19-Aug-1998
26-Aug-1998
02-Sep-1998
Enright's Universe
  1. missing, never held
  2. Houston We Have a Problem
  3. Secret Space
Leo Enright missing
27:51, 39168, S
27:54, 39247, S
R7:
26-Apr-1999 to
30-Apr-1999
Naming the Universe
  1. First Names
  2. Realms of the Gods
  3. Pictures in the Sky
  4. Big Planet, Little Planet
  5. The Committee for Naming the Universe
Writer/Presenter: Heather Couper
Reader: Paul Young
Producers: Nicola White and Caroline Barber
13:50, 3243, M
13:53, 3257, M
13:55, 3263, M
13:55, 3264, M
13:51, 3250, M
23-Jul-2001 to
20-Aug-2001
R7
2003
Try This at Home
  1. Dark Matter
  2. Supernova
  3. Extra Dimensions
  4. Entanglement
  5. Boomerang
Writer/Presenter: Ben Miller
Producer: Virginia Crompton
13:48, 12956, S
13:53, 13023, S
13:19, 12495, S
13:49, 12966, S
13:56, 13066, S
Book publ.
2001
The Universe in a Nutshell
Audiobook in 20 segments
Written by Stephen Hawking
Read by Simon Preble
9:07, 4279, m
12:44, 5973, m
10:10, 4770, m
7:45, 3640, m
11:59, 5621, m
11:49, 5545, m
12:21, 5790, m
10:03, 4717, m
8:58, 4210, m
8:17, 3888, m
11:54, 5585, m
10:24, 4878, m
10:22, 4862, m
8:50, 4143, m
9:47, 4588, m
11:29, 5388, m
9:41, 4541, m
10:40, 5002, m
10:11, 4781, m
11:24, 5349, m
Feb-2002
R7:
06-Jun-2009
Catch a Falling Star --
the last meteorite of the millennium which
fell on Ireland in 1999
Leo Enright 27:45, 26025, S
10-Jul-2002
17-Jul-2002
24-Jul-2002
The Lopsided Universe
  1. Lucifer’s Legacy
  2. Life through the Looking Glass
  3. One in a Billion
Writer/Presenter: Frank Close
Reader: Crawford Logan
Producer: Louise de Alve
27:35, 19404, S
27:40, 19455, S
27:33, 19374, S
27-Jan-2003 to
31-Jan-2003
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05-Aug-2004 to
26-Aug-2004
R7
2009
A Brief History of the End of Everything
  1. Eternal Universe
  2. Collapsing Universe – The Big Crunch
  3. Cyclical Universe – Bouncing Universe
  4. Expanding Universe – The Big Chill
  5. Death by Industrial Accident --
    Exotic Particle (not in 2004)
Writer/Presenter: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne
13:22, 12145, S
13:26, 12598, S
13:35, 12750, S
13:16, 12445, S
13:44, 12882, S
23-May-2003 Small Dog on Mars -- Mars Express/Beagle II Colin Pillinger
Produced by Martin Redfern
28:01, 19705, S
R7:
27-Aug-2003
03-Sep-2003
10-Sep-2003
The Red Planet Heather Couper
reading by Michael Percival-Maxwell
produced by Monise Dhurani
27:55, 13094, S
27:50, 13050, S
27:45, 13013, S
UK Channel 5
2003
Secrets of the Sphinx Revealed narrated by Neil Morrissey
directed and written by Virginia Quinn
ID-DMR-013
AVI VIDEO
48:35, 327254
25-Dec-2003
01-Jan-2004
Stars in Their Eyes
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Cosmologies
Chinese and Indian Cosmologies
Rajesh Mirchandani
Produced by John Watkins
25:15, 17761, S
28:18, 19899, S
10-Mar-2004 The Harvard Computers --
Women in Early Astronomy
Written and presented by Sue Nelson
Readings by Sarah Mennel and Kevin Collins
Produced by Anne McNought
27:51, 26114, S
18-Mar-2004
25-Mar-2004
The Cosmic Ocean
Water a Unique Molecule
Water Elsewhere
Leo Enright
Produced by Jonathan Fyles
28:06, 26355, S
27:55, 26181, S
20-Sep-2004
17-Jan-2005
First Impressions --
Contacting Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Produced by Jeremy Grange 28:42, 26910, S
29-Dec-2004
05-Jan-2005
12-Jan-2005
Worlds Beyond
  1. The Hunt for Planet X
  2. To Catch a Comet
  3. Other Worlds
Heather Couper
Produced by Monice Durani
27:52, 26132, S
28:00, 26267, S
28:03, 26300, S
06-Jan-2005 Running Rings around Saturn
Cassini-Huygens
Richard Hollingham
Produced by Martin Redfern
28:01, 26271, S
09-Mar-2005 Project Prometheus
Nuclear-powered spaceflight
Leo Enright 28:03, 26296, S
16-May-2005 How the Stars Became Cosmological Myths
around the World
Produced by Kim Normanton and Nigel Atcheson 27:52, 26134, S
16-Jul-2005
17-Feb-2006
Archive Hour – Eyes in the Sky
Spy satellites
Leo Enright
Produce by Tracy Logan
 
20-Jul-2005 The Moon Trees
Trees grown from seeds taken on Apollo 14
Richard Black
Produced by Gabby Fisher
28:06, 26360, S
31-Aug-2005 The Goldilocks Planet
Searching for Earth-like Planets and Life
Writer/Presenter: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne
27:55, 26187, S
02-Dec-2005 The Meteorite Hunt
Searching for meteorites in UK gardens
Mathew Genge
Produced by Martin Kurzig
27:58, 26222, S
26-Jul-2006
02-Aug-2006
Humans in Space Frank Close
Produced by Louise Dyall
28:12, 26440, S
27:46, 26073, S
06-Sep-2006 to
20-Sep-2006
The Cosmic Hunters
  1. Habitable planets?
  2. Cosmic Dawn
  3. Dark Energy

Chris Riley
Produced by Andrew Luck-Baker
27:50, 26104, S
28:00, 26334, S
27:56, 26203, S
23-Nov-2006 to
07-Dec-2006
From Sputnik to Satnav Chris Bowlby 27:56, 26191, S
28:03, 26203, S
27:57, 26212, S
BBC TV2
2007
Cosmos, A Beginner's Guide
  1. Life in the Cosmos
  2.  
  3. Seeing the Universe
  4. Space Exploration
  5. Bursts and Bangs
  6. Other Worlds
  1. Adam Hart-Davis, Janet Sumner
    Produced and directed by Louise V Say

  2. Adam Hart-Davis, Maggie Aderin
    Produced and directed by Paul Bader
  3. Adam Hart-Davis, Janet Sumner
    Produced and directed by Louise V Say
  4. Adam Hart-Davis, Maggie Aderin, Janet Sumner
    Produced and directed by Paul Bader
  5. Adam Hart-Davis, Maggie Aderin, Janet Sumner
    Produced and directed by Louise V Say
MP4 VIDEO
28:59, 295333

28:59, 295339
28:56, 295119
28:55, 295080
28:56, 295096
24-Jan-2007 Brother Guy Goes to Washington Brother Guy Consolmagno
Produced by John Byrne
28:10, 26420, S
20-Jun-2007
27-Jun-2007
Fly Me to the Moon Jeff Hoffman
Produced by Michelle Martin
28:17, 26516, S
27:48, 26073, S
11-Aug-2007 Archive Hour – Britain’s Space Race Heather Couper
Produced by Martin Redfern
56:58, 53416, S
04-Sep-2007
30-Jan-2008
Tulips on the Moon Richard Hollingham
Produced by Fiona Roberts
28:06, 26357, S
29-Oct-2007
20-Jan-2008
Are Horoscopes Rubbish? Ian Mcmillan
Sarah Jane Hall
28:01, 26272, S
30-Apr-2009
07-May-2009
The New Galileos
  1. the James Webb Space Telescope
  2. the Large Binocular Telescope
Andrew Luck-Baker 27:45, 26021, S
13-Jul-2009 to
24-Jul-2009
The Inconstant Moon
  1. The Real Moon
  2. The Invented Moon
  3. The Mad Moon
  4. The Mythic Moon
  5. The Attempted Moon
  6. The Women's Moon
  7. The Earth's Moon
  8. The Magic Moon
  9. The Inconstant Moon
  10. The Mock Moon
Omnibus 1
Omnibus 2
Jeanette Winterson
produced by Kevin Dawson
13:29, 12642, S
13:42, 12858, S
13:40, 12825, S
13:52, 13016, S
13:42, 12856, S
13:47, 12924, S
13:37, 12770, S
13:39, 12798, S
13:52, 13014, S
13:47, 12927, S
56:47, 53246, S
56:42, 56160, S
20-Jul-2009 Give Me the MoonLITE Richard Hollingham
produced by Martin Redfern
27:51, 26117, S
18-Nov-2009
25-Nov-2009
The Herschel Space Telescope Jonathon Amos
produced by Gareth Nelson Davies
27:45, 26024, S
27:27, 25747, S
04-Feb-2010 2010: Space Odyssey to Europa Paul Murdin
produced by Emma Harding
27:40, 25939, S
31-Mar-2011 The Biggest Radio on Earth Lucie Green
produced by Martin Redfern
27:54, 26161, S
11-Jul-2011 Happy Birthday, Neptune Written and presented by Tracey Logan 27:36, 25837, S
18-Jan-2012 Frankenstein's Moon Adam Rutherford
produced by Andrew Luck-Baker
27:47, 26002, S
07-Jun-2012 Father of the Big Bang William Crawley
Producer: Mark McCleary
27:28, 25711, S
19-Dec-2012 For All Mankind -- 40th anniversary of the
last man on the Moon
Chris Riley
Producer: Richard Hollingham
27:38, 25859, S
27-Mar-2013 A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong Kevin Fong
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker
27:52, 26086, S
23-Apr-2013
Solar Max
Lucie Green
Producer: Michelle Martin
27:53, 26108, S
08-Jun-2013
Maiden Voyage: The First Woman in Space
Lucy Ash
Producer: Dorothy Feaver
27:53, 26139, S
26-Mar-2014
The Great Space Hunt
Presenter/producer: Jolyon Jenkins
27:43, 25947, S
22-Apr-2014
Save the Moon!
Chris Riley
Producer: Sue Nelson
27:36, 25834, S