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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2010

Episode 2: Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don't

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Mark Miodownik zooms into the microscopic world beneath our fingertips and reveals how this world can make objects behave like magic. Show more

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Episode 2: The Age of Invention

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for years

Jim Al-Khalili shows how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Alison Steadman's comic monologue. Isobel evaluates her relationship with her uncompromising husband and her difficult daughter as she helps plan the latter's gay civil ceremony. Show more

Contributors

The Many Faces of...

Series 1

Episode 2: Alison Steadman

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for 9 days

Documentary in which actress Alison Steadman talks about her career, from her earliest appearances on screen. Featuring archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Alison Steadman
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Executive Producer:
Stephen Stewart

Play For Today

Series 6

Episode 12: Nuts in May

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

on BBC Four

Director Mike Leigh’s iconic tale of camping holidays and all the hazards involved. Keith and Candice-Marie arrive at a Dorset campground for ten nights of idyllic bliss. Show more

Contributors

Candice-Marie:
Alison Steadman
Quarryman:
Eric Allan
Miss Beale:
Richenda Carey
The Farmer:
Matthew Guinness
The Farm Girl:
Sally Watts
Producer:
David Rose
Director:
Mike Leigh
Writer:
Mike Leigh

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2010

Episode 2: Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don't

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Mark Miodownik zooms into the microscopic world beneath our fingertips and reveals how this world can make objects behave like magic. Show more

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Episode 2: The Age of Invention

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Available for years

Jim Al-Khalili shows how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Profile of legendary blues guitarist Peter Green, who was named by BB King as one of the greatest exponents of the blues and recorded again after years battling mental illness. Show more

BBC Four

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