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In Our Time

Parasitism

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Parasitism, the relationship between two species where one benefits at the expense of the other, sometimes killing the host or causing disease. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Gibson
Interviewed Guest:
Kayla King

Start the Week

Is Faster Better?

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the pace of life with Robert Colvile, Carl Honore, Sarah Dunant and Steve Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Colvile
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Honore
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dunant
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Free Thinking

Hay Festival: Inheritance - Steve Jones, Lionel Shriver, Marlon James

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In an event recorded at the 2016 Hay festival, Lionel Shriver, Marlon James and Steve Jones join Rana Mitter to discuss the subject of inheritance. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest:
Marlon James
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Presenter:
Rana Mitter

In Our Time

Penicillin

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in 1928, the development of effective antibiotic drugs and the evolution of resistant bacteria. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Piddock
Interviewed Guest:
Christoph Tang
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones

Saturday Live

Craig Charles and David Emanuel

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Craig Charles and David Emanuel, plus the inheritance tracks of geneticist Steve Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Coles
Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Charles
Interviewed Guest:
David Emanuel
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Garabedian
Interviewed Guest:
Lizzie Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Corinna Jones

The Big Questions

Series 6

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Nicky Campbell presides over a special debate asking just one Big Question: Is it time for all religions to accept evolution as fact? Recorded at the Harris Academy in Peckham. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Professor Brian Cox hosts as comedians Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis each lead a team of scientists and they compete to find the scientific connections between six unlikely objects. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Participant:
Hugh Dennis
Participant:
Ben Miller
Participant:
Steve Jones
Participant:
Hannah Fry
Participant:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Jim Al-Khalili
Production Manager:
Raewyn Dickson
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

In Our Time

Circadian Rhythms

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the evolution and role of circadian rhythms, the so-called body clock influencing a daily cycle of physical, behavioural and mental changes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Foster
Interviewed Guest:
Debra Skene
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones

Start the Week

The Origin and Future of Life

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland talks to Adam Rutherford, Barbara Sahakian, Steve Jones and Susan Aldworth about life, decision-making and our sense of self. Show more

In Our Time

Behavioural Ecology

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss behavioural ecology, the scientific study of animal behaviour in light of Darwin's theory of evolution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Luke Mulhall
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Kilner
Interviewed Guest:
John Krebs

Only Connect

Series 10

Children in Need: Noggins v Curiosities

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts a special episode with Robert Peston, Patrick Marber, Sophie Grigson, Kevin Eldon, Steve Jones and Kate Mosse. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jenny Hawker
Director:
Siân G Lloyd
Production Company:
RDF Television
Production Company:
Parasol Media
Participant:
Robert Peston
Participant:
Patrick Marber
Participant:
Sophie Grigson
Participant:
Kevin Eldon
Participant:
Steve Jones
Participant:
Kate Mosse

Only Connect

Series 10

Comic Relief Special: Waterbabies v Tillers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A special celebrity edition of the quiz, as two teams of clever celebrities put their reputations on the line in the name of charity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Victoria Coren
Series Producer:
Jenny Hawker
Director:
Siân G Lloyd
Participant:
Reeta Chakrabarti
Participant:
Tom Holland
Participant:
Patrick Marber
Participant:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Steve Pemberton
Participant:
Steve Jones

University Challenge

Christmas 2016

Episode 5: Edinburgh v St Catharine's, Cambridge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A festive edition of the quiz. Distinguished alumni of the University of Edinburgh take on a team from St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Show more

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 1: Reproduction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dara O Briain and a team of experts look at the world of reproduction and inheritance. Comedian Ed Byrne discovers just how closely related he is to a Neanderthal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Reporter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Reporter:
Tali Sharot
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Participant:
Ed Byrne
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Participant:
Steve Jones
Participant:
Ed Byrne
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Participant:
Steve Jones
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Director:
John Maidens
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Production Manager:
Roger Houston

Sunday Morning Live

Series 6

Episode 9

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Discussion show hosted by Sian Williams. Should it be legal to pay for sex? Does social media bring out the worst in us? Does belief in the afterlife make you a better person? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sian Williams
Production Coordinator:
Caoimhe Cassidy
Producer:
Neil Dimmock
Assistant Producer:
Sarah Carson
Participant:
Kiran Bali
Participant:
Nick Ferrari
Participant:
Anne Atkins
Participant:
Charlotte Rose
Participant:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Kellie Maloney
Participant:
Steve Jones
Performer:
undefined Akala