Now this is my idea of reality tv. Why can’t they move the Big Brother house to the high frontier - and throw them out the airlock? Maybe not? But this weekend, Chris Hadfield takes a bunch of would be astronauts in hand to see if they have what it takes to replace him in outer space.
Hannah Fry is teasing me! The mercurial mistress of mathematics hijacked the latest episode of Horizon to take a look at the issues that will change the way we live our lives in the future. And she goes all deep data to do it.
The Beeb have a fun spot quiz on their junior experimenters Terrific Scientific website - How much do you know about forces?
“Forget oil, coal and gas - a new set of materials is shaping our world and they’re so bizarre they may as well be alien technology.” That’s the hook for a BBC Four documentary airing next Wednesday, but there is another aspect that singles out the production.
The future is back! At least for the next year. The BBC has launched a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
You wait ages for a new Who and then several come at once. The list of potential names keeps getting longer but did BBC1 treat viewers to a backdoor pilot for what we can expect to follow Mr Capaldi?
It is a diamond in the sky! This Sunday coming, one of the longest running television shows in the world celebrates 60 yeas of probing the universe beyond our humble globe. For six decades The Sky at Night has encouraged viewers to turn their gaze upwards and take notice of the stars above.
“Nothing’s sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” Please discuss! It is just 15 minutes away from starting on the East Coast of the USA, and I’ll be watching it with family. After the pilot “The Pilot” of the new series, I’ll jump back in to discuss and give my impressions. Also: spoilers.
Radio 4 broadcast a new 2 part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust staring Matthew Beard & Sophie Rundle over the weekend & if you missed it both parts are available online for the next few weeks. It’s been awhile since I read the original Vertigo miniseries & I’ve only listened to part 1, but so far it’s not bad.
Kim Cattrall will be reading a special two-hour version of Rosemary’s Baby on Radio 4 this coming Halloween weekend. Ira Levin’s tale of urban satanism rounds off a week of spooky stories for the station.
Need I say more? Ok, I will. I can’t believe it’s ten years since this landmark series, and that trailer that bought Icelandic band Sigur Rós to public attention.
Attention classic Doctor Who fans: The Mirror just
confirmed announced that BBC Worldwide have commissioned an animated reconstruction of the very first 6-part Patrick Troughton story Power of the Daleks, for which no surviving episodes still exist! UPDATE: The Mirror article doesn’t provide any sources, and BBC…
There are a couple of cult gems from the vaults of Auntie Beeb coming up on BBC Radio 4 Extra (with the inevitable catch up on iPlayer if you are further afield). Both are trilogies if you don’t count the extra parts.
I’ve been a fan of The Day of the Triffids since I saw the BBC tv series in the 80s, but I’ve never read Simon Clark’s sequel, The Night of the Triffids, so I was pleased to see that Radio 4 extra are broadcasting Big Finish’s full cast adaptation in five parts over the next fortnight. Ep 1 was on earlier this evening…
I’m a bit late with this, but BBC Radio 4 Extra are broadcasting a few Big Finish 6th Doctor stories atm, starting two weeks ago with ‘The Crimes of Thomas Brewster’, followed by Ep1 of Industrial Evolution last Saturday, Ep2 next Saturday & Ep1 of The Curse of Davros on the 25th. I don’t know if there are anymore…
What’s a Star Spangled Avenger to do? Not only is he exposed as a Nazi villain, he now stands accused of ruining the telly. On Sunday, the Twitterverse exploded with a truck load of abuse dumped on this fellow ...
Yes, it’s the show with dragons and ice zombies and wargs and elves (but we’re not calling them elves but they are elves just admit it) and I am going to nitpick about the accuracy of a single moment in episode one of this season...just...go with it ok?
Peter Davison and Hannah Murray are part of the cast of Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, a BBC Radio4 comedy about the small-scale invasion of Earth, or at least the Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Greenby, by the Geonin and their smooth-talking leader, Uljabaan.