Worldwide arm set to co-operate on at least two major natural history projects with CCTV9's documentary arm
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A comic walks into a particle accelerator lab... Cern laboratory hosts stand-up night as scientists test comedy routines
Thursday 29 August 2013
Unique collision between comedy and science in Geneva
Wednesday 26 June 2013
When it comes to science it doesn't take a lot to blow my mind. I'm still reeling from what happens when you chuck a load of Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke (if you haven't done it, you have yet to witness one of life's miracles). So I've got a lot of time for the long-running Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, a programme that manages to simultaneously expand your brain power while lulling you into thinking you're chuckling away at a panel show for simpletons.
Friday 15 March 2013
There wasn’t a Scotsman among them. But more than 2,500 would-be Scottish revolutionaries, clad in kilts and many with their faces daubed with blue and white paint nevertheless took to the countryside outside the town of Munnerstadt at the weekend.
And so the older male makes way for a younger rival... David Attenborough reveals his choice of successor: Professor Brian Cox
Wednesday 30 January 2013
After six decades of bringing the wonders of the natural world to television audiences, Sir David Attenborough has finally anointed a successor.
Last night's viewing - Jonathan Meades: the Joy of Essex, BBC4; Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways, BBC2
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Jonathan Meades: the Joy of Essex began with Aaron Copland's "Buckaroo Holiday" on the soundtrack – an unexpectedly Western accompaniment to an uncherished bit eastern hinterland. Perhaps it was a kind of coded warning. Wedge one hand tight under the saddle and prepare to cling on for as long as you can. Because Meades's programmes are never the plodding mounts you'd pick out at the stable for a nervous first-time rider. In fact, they seem almost perversely bent on throwing their viewers off, vaulting and jinking, kicking-up almost constantly.
The Weekend's Viewing: BBC2 tackles the mysteries of life and charts the story of music...all in a weekend
Monday 28 January 2013
Howard Goodall's Story of Music, Sat, BBC2 // Wonders of Life, Sun, BBC2
Wednesday 02 January 2013
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a fur coat, arrived like a blast of cold air in a sticky sauna. You can imagine plenty of previous guests proffering feature ideas cobbled together by their agents, but not Leslie. She was first in the office, her sleeves rolled up and ready to kick some serious butt.
Monday 29 October 2012
Children are more likely to recognise Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg than Albert Einstein, a survey has discovered.
Sunday 03 June 2012
The trouble with Ralph Fiennes's modern-dress film of Coriolanus is that it won't let us forget how achingly "relevant" it is.
Saturday 02 June 2012
"Was ever a man as proud as this Martius?" sneers James Nesbitt's Tribune in Ralph Fiennes' modern-day update of Shakespeare's exceptionally bleak and humourless tale of a heroic soldier (played by Fiennes, below) who is pushed– mostly by his terrifyingly driven mum (Vanessa Redgrave) – into politics.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
The controversial ITV1 drama Appropriate Adult, about Fred West, has received three nominations at this year's Royal Television Society awards, including a Best Actor nod for Dominic West for his role as the notorious serial killer.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Next week, Stephen Hawking is 70. The blockbuster author who visits Stringfellows in his wheelchair still astonishes the world
Saturday 31 December 2011
Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers
Sunday 18 December 2011
Need a severed head in a box? He's your man. Not sure if rape and murder are appropriate for a blockbuster? Let David Fincher convince you. James Mottram meets the owner of Hollywood's darkest mind, as he takes on the US remake of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
Sunday 11 December 2011
Books Of The Year
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 SAG Awards: Fake applause track interrupts Reese Witherspoon