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Wordaholics

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes join Gyles Brandreth in a word-obsessed comedy panel game. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe
Panellist:
Susie Dent
Panellist:
Helen Keen
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Producer:
Claire Jones

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at unacknowledged geniuses in their comic but factually accurate history of space exploration. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

The 1950s plan to build a nuclear-powered spaceship, Project Orion. Quirky true history with Peter Serafinowicz. From May 2012. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

If civilisations exist on other planets - why do they never call? Quirky true history with Helen Keen. From May 2012. Show more

Duration: 13 minutes

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

The problem with long space voyages complete with troubleshooting tips. Quirky look at the history of space exploration with Helen Keen. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 13 minutes

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

UFOs. How long have we been seeing them? And what might they really be? Quirky true history of space exploration with Helen Keen. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Astronomical errors - how mistakes have shaped rocket science. Quirky true history with Helen Keen. From April 2014. Show more

Big Problems with Helen Keen

Series 1

Episode 1: Death

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Available for years

The biggest problem of them all – death. But can we do anything to avoid it? With Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen explores how to find the perfect mate and how bikes revolutionised sex. With Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. From 2015. Show more

Big Problems with Helen Keen

Series 1

Other People

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen explores challenges posed by others, like emoticons and unspoken rules. With Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Helen ponders bear baiting, loyalty points and spotting mystery words. With Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 13 minutes

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

Three fathers of rocket science, and why space travel is like coach travel. Quirky true history with Helen Keen. From March 2011. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

From Nazi to Disney, Wernher von Braun's weird career trajectory. Quirky true history with Peter Serafinowicz. From March 2011. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Cold War, the space race and the last man on the moon. Quirky true history with Helen Keen and Susy Kane. From March 2011. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Can we make it to the stars? Are aliens here? Quirky true history with Helen Keen and Peter Serafinowicz. From March 2011. Show more

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

John Lloyd and Phill Jupitus are joined by comedienne Helen Keen, entrepreneur Jimmy Wales and curator Kees Moeliker. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Lloyd
Presenter:
Phill Jupitus
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Keen
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Wales
Interviewed Guest:
Kees Moeliker
Producer:
Dan Schreiber

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

What if there is a giant asteroid strike? Quirky true history with Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. From June 2012. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

The women astronauts-who-never-were of the Mercury 13. Quirky true history with Helen Keen and Peter Serafnowicz. From May 2012. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Natural resources are dwindling. How can we make sure everyone is fed? Can science help? Will the future be meals in a pill? Professional science amateur Helen Keen investigates. Show more

Big Problems with Helen Keen

Series 2

Personality

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Helen asks: who are we? Why do we have a personality? Do different brains give us different personalities? Does our environment shape our personality? Show more