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1/4. Simon Schaffer starts an exploration into humanity's fascination for light with a history of the early pioneers, from the Ancient Greeks and the Arabs to Descartes and Newton.
BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Simon Schaffer

8/10. Scientist and comedian Timandra Harkness and former Radio Times contributor Quentin Cooper join the quiz. With
Marcus du Sautoy, Kathy Sykes and Michael Rosen.


Timandra Harkness
Quentin Cooper
Kathy Sykes
Michael Rosen.

BBC Four

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BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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