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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2014: Sparks Will Fly - How to Hack your Home

Episode 4: Highlights

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Prof Danielle George shows how technology from around the home can be hacked to do amazing things in these highlights from the 2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Show more

Start the Week

Reinventing Inventions

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe with Danielle George, this year's RI Christmas lecturer, John Barrow on maths and arts, Armand Leroi on Aristotle and science, and Misbah Arif on science teaching. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Danielle George
Interviewed Guest:
Armand Marie Leroi
Interviewed Guest:
John Barrow

Our Coast

Series 1

Dumfries and Galloway/South Ayrshire

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 9 months

Mehreen takes to the skies with a former RAF fighter pilot who is now using his flying skills to document the large-scale pollution that is hidden along the coastline. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mehreen Baig
Presenter:
Paul Connolly
Series Producer:
Lucy Wedlock
Executive Producer:
Paul Connolly
Production Manager:
Michelle O'Dowd
Director:
John Martin

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Dallas Campbell, Professor Danielle George and Dr Hugh Hunt attempt to restage the very first official broadcast on British television, exactly 80 years after it made history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dallas Campbell
Participant:
Danielle George
Participant:
Hugh Hunt
Production Company:
Windfall Films
Director:
Peter Gauvain
Producer:
Peter Gauvain
Executive Producer:
David Dugan

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Ben Garrod and Danielle George explore whether machines built to enhance our lives could become our greatest rivals. Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ben Garrod and Danielle George investigate whether robots will ever become our friends, if we should trust them with our lives, and if one day they will even become conscious. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Professor Stephen Hawking, Professor Danielle George and Christophe Galfard join forces to find out if, and how, humans can reach for the stars and relocate to different planets. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Hawking
Presenter:
Danielle George
Series Producer:
Lucy Haken
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Lucy Van Beek
Director:
Lucy Haken
Production Company:
Brook Lapping Productions

Invented in..

The North West

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North West

Professor Danielle George uncovers the unsung inventors of the north west who changed the world in the areas of defence on air, sea and land. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jim Al-Khalili uncovers the fascinating story of the smartphone. It would take a Hollywood star, a missed vacation and a Roman siege to give us the device that defines our age. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Interviewed Guest:
Saul David
Interviewed Guest:
Nadya Mason
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Meigs
Interviewed Guest:
Danielle George
Interviewed Guest:
Tan Le
Interviewed Guest:
Philippe Kahn
Executive Producer:
Iain Riddick
Executive Producer:
Ben Bowie
Director:
Sean Smith

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jim Al-Khalili explores the fascinating story of the robot, from ancient times to the modern day - asking if robots will one day take over the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Interviewed Guest:
Rod Brooks
Interviewed Guest:
Liang Zhipeng
Interviewed Guest:
Sydney Padua
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Burton
Interviewed Guest:
Danielle George
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Trosper
Interviewed Guest:
Linus Engelberger
Interviewed Guest:
Giorgio Matar
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Meigs
Director:
Sean Smith
Executive Producer:
Ben Bowie
Executive Producer:
Iain Riddick

Horizon

2018

Episode 10: Avalanche: Making a Deadly Snowstorm

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. Can we predict avalanches? How can we save more lives? A team of scientists led by Prof Danielle George create a massive avalanche to find out. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The incredible story of that amazing invention, the rocket. It took a teenage genius, a Chinese monk, a Soviet plot and a butter machine to give us the ability to leave the Earth. Show more

Our Coast

Series 1

Liverpool

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 9 months

Adrian Chiles, Mehreen Baig and a team of experts explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish Sea and meet the people who call them home. In this episode, they visit the Merseyside coast. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adrian Chiles
Presenter:
Mehreen Baig
Expert:
Tara Shine
Production Manager:
Michelle O'Dowd
Executive Producer:
Paul Connolly
Series Producer:
Lucy Wedlock
Director:
John Martin

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 1: Decoding Disaster

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 6 months

Professor Danielle George uses five decades of BBC archive to find out how well disaster documentaries keep pace with scientific theories that advance every day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danielle George
Participant:
Tiziana Rossetto
Participant:
Peter Sammonds
Participant:
Simon Day
Participant:
John Oxford
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Writer:
Andy Webb
Production Company:
360 Production