Physics

Last Edited: 31-Mar-2015 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Date Title Cast Parameters
06-Sep-2004 to
10-Oct-2004
How to Find the Sweet Spot
  1. Sport
  2. Great Waves
  3. Buildings and Bridges
  4. The Balancing Trick
  5. Making Music
Len Fisher
Produced by Amanda Hargreaves
13:59, 13119, S
14:01, 13152, S
14:09, 13274, S
14:02, 13165, S
13:58, 13103, S
13-Sep-2004 to
04-Oct-2004
R7:
04-Feb-2008 to
08-Feb-2008
The Science of DIY
  1. The Wheelbarrow
  2. A Chip off the Old Block – Chisels and Saws 
  3. If I Had a Hammer – Hammers and Nails
  4. Tightening Up – Nuts, Bolts and Spanners
  5. Screws and Screwdrivers
Len Fisher
Produced by Amanda Hargreaves
13:12, 12931, S
13:27, 12620, S
13:34, 12731, S
13:35, 12749, S
13:32, 12692, S
14-Sep-2004 Acoustic Shadows Robert Sandall
Produced by Adrian Washbourn
28:04, 26320, S
22-Nov-2004 Songs of the Sky -- Sounds of the Aurora Borealis Adam Fowler
Produced by
27:54, 26173, S
22-Dec-2004 Falling Up -- Secrets of Antigravity Sue Nelson
Produced by Andrew Tait
28:13, 26460, S
03-Jan-2005 to
07-Jan-2005
Dear Professor Einstein --
Letters to and from Albert Einstein
Brian Cox
Produced by Julian Mayers
14:05, 13206, S
14:03, 13187, S
14:19, 13425, S
14:18, 13415, S
13:56, 13066, S
13-Jan-2005 to
27-Jan-2005
In Einstein’s Shadow
  1. Special Theory of Relativity
  2. General Theory of Relativity
  3. Quantum Theory
Brian Cox
Produced by Alexander Feacham
28:14, 26480, S
28:01, 26270, S
28:01, 26276, S
12-Jan-2005
06-Mar-2005
The Indian Particle Man --
Satyendra Nath Bose
Sharon-Ann Holgate, Saeed Jaffrey
Produced by Julian Mayers
28:17, 26525, S
18-Jan-2005 to
 
Relatively Einstein --
  1. Michael Frayn and Copenhagen
  2. Cornelia Parker and Cold Dark Matter
  3. Terry Pratchett
  4. Mark Steel and Sid Harris
  5. Gregory Bedford and Andrew Crumey
Michael Billington, Brian Cox,
Michael Rowan Robinson
Cornelia Parker, David Spergle, Jim Bennett
Readings by Tim Briggs and Martin Hyder
Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart
Produced by Rami Sabah
14:04, 13204, S
14:06, 13234, S
14:01, 13153, S
14:09, 13267, S
14:04, 13189, S
24-Jan-2005 High Speed Radio --
Playing back sounds at a slower speed
Peter France
Produced by Sarah Blount
28:04, 26323, S
02-May-2005 How Long Is this Piece of String? Mark Whittaker
Produced by Janet Graves
14:17, 13407, S
20-Sep-2005 Return of the Atom --
Atomic power reconsidered
Denys Blakeway 38:06, 35731, S
28-Sep-2005 Fabulous, Flawless and Fake --
Artificial diamonds and other gems
Hermione Cockburn
Produced by Amanda Hargreaves and Monise Durani
27:54, 26167, S
23-Jan-2006 Behind the Beats --
Rhythm in science, medicine, and music
Geoffrey Rossen, Wyn Dvies, Jeff Olmut, Taminka Blanchard, Tony Hayes, Johannes Harness
Produced by Tom Alban
27:29, 25770, S
29-Mar-2006 to
05-Apr-2006
Dounreay --
Decommissioning a nuclear reactor
Simon Willis
Produced by Richard Ells
27:55, 26183, S
27:50, 26103, S
03-Feb-2007
The Hunt for the Hum
low-frequency noise
Bill Bailey
produced by John Byrne
27:30, 25794, S
BBC TV4
26-Jul-2007
02-Aug-2007
09-Aug-2007
Atom
  1. Clash of Titans
  2. The Key to the Cosmos
  3. The Illusion of Reality
Presenter Jim Al-Khalili
Director Tim Usborne
ID-DMR-064
MP4 VIDEO
58:49, 600243
58:33, 597708
58:58, 602037
24-Oct-2007
31-Oct-2007
The Sounds of Science
  1. Bad Vibes, Good Vibrations
  2. The Secret Life of Sound
Trevor Cox
Produced by Rami Sabah
28:02, 26297, S
27:46, 26038, S
16-Jan-2008 Britain’s Sputnik – Project Zeta Roland Pease 28:10, 26414, S
14-Jul-2008 Scourge of the Lead Industry --
Clair Patterson
Hermione Cockburn
Produced by Mike Halley
28:37, 26830, S
 
 
  1. 08-Sep-2008 to
    12-Sep-2008



     
  2. 08-Sep-2008
    09-Sep-2008
  3. 10-Sep-2008
  4. 10-Sep-2008
  5. 10-Sep-2008 to
    24-Sep-2008
Big Bang Day--
the Large Hadron Collider is activated
  1. Five Particles
    Electron
    Quark
    Anti-particle
    Neutrino
    the "next" particle
  2. The Making of CERN
     
  3. Engineering Solutions
  4. Physics Rocks
  5. The Great Big Particle Adventure
 
  1. Presenter: Simon Singh,
    Producer: Adrian Washbourne




  2. Quentin Cooper, Producer: Tom Alban
     
  3. Adam Hart-Davis, Roland Pease
  4. Brian Cox, Alan Alda, John Borrowman,
    Ben Miller, Dara O'Briain, Eddie Izzard
    produced by Alexandra Feacham
  5. Presenter: Ben Miller
    Producer: Roland Pease

 

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  2. 28:25, 26656, S
    missed, gaps
  3. 42:18, 39659, S
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16-Mar-2009 to
20-Mar-2009
The Synchrotron View
  1. Fragments of the comet Wild-2
  2. pigment from Turner's studio and Pompeii
  3. iron deposits and disease
  4. mysteries of earthworms
  5. squashing hydrogen
Dave Dodd
produced by Kevin Dawson
14:05, 13211, S
13:37, 12774, S
13:51, 12994, S
13:34, 12729, S
13:36, 12754, S
16-Mar-2009 Sound Architecture:
The Spaces That Speak
Trevor Cox
produced by Rahmid Sabah
27:51, 26121, S
03-Mar-2010 The Big Bang: What Happened Next Geoff Watts
produced by Alexandra Feacham
27:42, 25978, S
29-Dec-2010 Schrodinger's Quantum Kittens Robin Ince
Producer: Dominic Byrne
27:54, 26160, S
28-Jan-2013 to
01-Feb-2013
Technicolour
  1. Colour Vision
  2. Colour Naming
  3. Feeling Colour
  4. Making Colour
  5. Selling Colour
Presenter: Tracey Logan
Producer: Michelle Martin
13:45, 12874, S
13:49, 12943, S
13:54, 13014, S
13:50, 12947, S
13:46, 12885, S
13-Aug-2013
Bragg on the Braggs
Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Thomas Morris
27:58, 26171, S
28-Mar-2015
The Clocks Go Forward Tonight
Stephen Fry
produced by Christopher Howells
27:41, 32425, S