• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The Natural History of a Sunbeam

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The Royal Institution
Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
5: Making Light Work
Sir George Porter looks at the conversion of heat energy to useful work, and at the absolute limits to that process set by the laws of nature. Our hunger for energy has led us to look for ways » of sidestepping the limitations of f the fuel combustion process. Man may be about to come full circle by returning to a direct way of using the energy of the sunbeam to do his work for him.
Presented for television by - STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH

Contributors

Unknown: Sir George Porter
Television By: Stuart Harris
Television By: Karl Sabbagh






About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about The Natural History of a Sunbeam, BBC Two England, 18.30, 6 January 1977
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/a563568c558d4f1196dbefe3b348cb9c

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel