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
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit