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Start the Week

Microbes, Genes and Human Endeavour

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr on microbes, genes and success with Ed Yong, Adam Rutherford, Jonathan Maitland and Felicity Aston. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Yong
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Aston
Producer:
Katy Hickman

The Film Programme

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Inside Science presenter Adam Rutherford joins Francine Stock to assess the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Rezende
Interviewed Guest:
Dariush Alavi
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

The Film Programme

Toby Jones on Dad's Army

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Toby Jones reveals why he was in two minds about playing Captain Mainwaring in the new film version of Dad's Army. Francine Stock presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Grimur Hakonarson
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Rutherford

A Good Read

Nathan Caton and Adam Rutherford

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with comedian Nathan Caton and science presenter Adam Rutherford. Paul Auster and the life story of Paul Canoville are both on the table. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Caton
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Rutherford
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

The Big Questions

Series 8

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Moral, ethical and religious discussion series. Nicky Campbell presides over a special debate asking just one big question - does evidence undermine religion? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicky Campbell
Director:
Rob Hopkin
Participant:
Adam Rutherford
Participant:
Miriam Berger
Participant:
Robert Feather
Participant:
Hamza Tzortzis
Participant:
Das Visnu Murti
Participant:
Arif Ahmed
Participant:
Lola Tinubu
Participant:
Joan Taylor
Participant:
Peter Cave
Participant:
Radisa Antic

The Film Programme

Star Wars - do you remember the first time?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock asks listeners, writers, directors and scientists if they remember their first time with Star Wars. Show more

The Cell

Episode 1: The Hidden Kingdom

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford tells the story of the biological cell. He explores how centuries of scientific and religious dogma were overturned by the discovery of the cell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Series

The Cell

The Cell

Episode 2: The Chemistry of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford explores how scientists delved deeper into the world of the cell, seeking to reveal the magic ingredient that can bring chemicals into life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Series

The Cell

The Cell

Episode 3: The Spark of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford reveals how scientists are close to repeating what has happened only once in four billion years - the creation of a new life form. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Producer:
Nick Jordan

Series

The Cell

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 7: Playing God

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Adam Rutherford meets the spider-goat, created by scientists and the product of a new field of research - synthetic biology. Show more

The Gene Code

Episode 1: The Book of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford explores how the entire human genome was decoded, discovering that every human carries the entire story of life on earth hidden in his or her DNA. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Director:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen

The Gene Code

Episode 2: Unlocking the Code

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford shows how decoding the human genome has led us to begin to understand the very process by which our DNA makes each one of us on earth unique. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Director:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen

The Beauty of Anatomy

Episode 1: Galen and Leonardo

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 1 month

Adam Rutherford looks at the relationship between discoveries in anatomy and artworks that illustrate them. He begins with Claudius Galen and Leonardo da Vinci. Show more

The Beauty of Anatomy

Episode 3: Rembrandt and Ruysch

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 27 days

Adam Rutherford travels to Holland to find out what it was that drew Rembrandt to anatomy and why dissecting bodies was thought a suitable subject for high art. Show more

The Beauty of Anatomy

Episode 5: Gray's Anatomy

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 20 days

Adam Rutherford tells the story of how Henry Gray and Henry Carter put their bestseller Gray's Anatomy together based on dissections they personally performed. Show more

Horizon

2017

Ten Things You Need to Know about the Future

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 15 days

Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to provide an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. With some expert help, she investigates questions we want answered about the future. Show more

The Beauty of Anatomy

Episode 2: Andreas Vesalius

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 29 days

Adam Rutherford tells the story of 16th-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, who produced the first complete account of the human body and how to dissect it. Show more

The Beauty of Anatomy

Episode 4: The Hunter Brothers

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 22 days

How the Hunter brothers transformed medicine and art in 18th-century Britain, believing that anatomy could only be learnt by performing dissections. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 days

Documentary looking at the perception of AI from 1964 to the present day. Can we be optimistic about all that AI can deliver - or fearful of its ability to control our lives? Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Production Manager:
Kassi Jones
On-line editing:
Alexander Leask
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Walsh
Archive producer:
Martin West
Re-recording mixer:
Danny Finn