Programme Index

Discover 10,249,320 listings and 227,621 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 20 of 34 for your search filters
Filter by channel

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2010

Episode 1: Why Elephants Can't Dance

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Mark Miodownik explains how scientists have pieced together some of the physical rules that govern the strength, lifespan and dance moves of animals. Show more

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2010

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: 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

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2010

Episode 3: Why Mountains Are So Small

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Miodownik investigates the world of the very big and very tall. He reveals that, at this scale, everything is governed by a battle with gravity. Show more

How It Works

Episode 1: Metal

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Mark Miodownik traces the history of our love affair with metal. He investigates metals at the atomic level and sees how metal crystals can be grown to survive inside a jet engine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

How It Works

Episode 2: Plastic

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Mark Miodownik shows how plastics have brought luxury to the masses and reveals how the next generation will take its inspiration from nature and could help rebuild the human body. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 6: Invisible Worlds

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Dara and the team shine a light on some of the mysterious and usually hidden worlds surrounding us, from our internal ecosystems to nanotechnology and more. Show more

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 1: Mindbending

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Dara O Briain and his team of experts explore how much our brains give away about us and discover how illusions and machines can be used to manipulate the mind. Show more

A Good Read

Professor Mark Miodownik and Diana Henry

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Scientist Mark Miodownik and food writer Diana Henry tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love. Flann O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor and chef Gabrielle Hamilton are the authors. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Miodownik
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Start the Week

Edmund de Waal on Porcelain

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr talks to potter Edmund de Waal, curator Tim Marlow, poet Annie Freud and materials engineer Mark Miodownik. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Marlow
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Miodownik
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the first BBC documentary to be filmed entirely on smartphones, Mark Miodownik reveals the weird materials that have built our high-tech world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Assistant Producer:
Kate Szell

How It Works

Episode 3: Ceramics

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Mark Miodownik looks at how simple clay, sand and rock can be changed into pottery, glass and concrete to build cities and transform the way we view our world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

The Genius of Invention

Original Series

Episode 1: Power

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the technologies and innovations which have transformed the world since their invention. Show more

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 3: DIY Science

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Dara O Briain and his team explore how powerful, affordable technology is ushering in a new era of DIY science that everyone can get involved in. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Materialist scientist Professor Mark Miodownik challenges two-Michelin-star chef Marcus Wareing to the ultimate cookery competition. Is cooking a science or an art? Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 1: Power

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the steam engine, the electrical generator and the steam turbine. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 2: Speed

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the steam locomotive, the internal combustion engine and the jet engine. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 3: Communication

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of the electric telegraph, the telephone and wireless communication. Show more

The Genius of Invention

Learning Zone

Episode 4: Visual Image

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Exploring the fascinating stories behind the invention and development of photography, moving pictures and television. Show more

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 4: Space

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedian Josh Widdecombe joins Dara and the team of experts to take a peek into mankind's final frontier - space. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Participant:
Josh Widdicombe
Participant:
Josh Widdicombe
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Participant:
Martin Rees
Participant:
Martin Rees

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 5: Brain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science from lots of different and unexpected angles. The team take a look inside the brain. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Participant:
Jessica Hynes
Participant:
Jessica Hynes
Participant:
Uta Frith
Participant:
Uta Frith
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Production Manager:
Roger Houston