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Quiz show in which connections must be made between seemingly random subjects. Three neuroscientists scrum down against a team of three rugby fans. Show more
Simon Schaffer's series exploring man's fascination with light begins by revealing the unwitting role religion played in our scientific understanding of light. Show more
Documentary which explores television's fascination with forensics, revisiting classic shows like Quincy and looking at the appeal of contemporary dramas such as Waking the Dead. Show more
Over dinner, Michael Portillo and seven guests discuss whether scientists can be morally neutral in their pursuit of scientific knowledge. Show more
Series about the history of popular games in Britain. Ancient games were fundamental, but by the late Middle Ages gaming had become associated with gambling. Show more
Series about the history of popular games in Britain. Benjamin Woolley traces the political and social impact that board games have had in the past 200 years. Show more
Series looking at the history of popular games in Britain. Benjamin Woolley explores the journey games have taken from board to screen in the past 30 years. Show more