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Join world-leading scientists as they delve into the incredible stories behind 16 elements, including the dark and controversial history of gold; how a solar eclipse in 1868 led to the discovery of the periodic table's most notorious escape artist, helium; the role of iron in the rise and fall of human civilisations; why you might find iodine in British milk, but not necessarily anywhere else in the world; and how a discovery in boiled urine led to the trade union movement and a chemical weapon. Far from being confined to a laboratory, In Their Element weaves chemistry back into our everyday lives. From the incredible power of lithium to our use and abuse of lead, to why carbon is the backbone of life, but silicone is the world's crucial building block. We learn why fluorine is called 'the tiger of chemistry', how sodium might be the key to a new generation of painkillers, that mercury is integral to hundreds of years of scientific discoveries, and the extraordinary story of how the health impact of phosphorus on a group of Irish girls changed politics forever. In Their Element is a fascinating introduction to both the history of chemistry and a debate about the way we use raw materials in the modern world. 1 Mercury 2 Oxygen 3 Lithium 4 Carbon 5 Silicon 6 Lead 7 Phosphorus 8 Iodine 9 Fluorine 10 Iron 11 Sodium 12 Silver 13 Aluminium 14 Gold 15 Helium 16 StrontiumShow more
The BBC Radio 4 stand-up show featuring the biggest names on the comedy circuit In these series, Rhod Gilbert and Chris Addison introduce a line-up of the best and brightest stand-ups, inviting fresh faces and old hands onstage to display their comic talents. Each programme features three different stars – a newcomer who performs the opening act; an established comedian or double act offering up sketches, musical numbers or character pieces; and a final headline artist. There’s some top-notch comedy from the compères too, as they showcase their funniest routines. Among the comedy A-listers in these episodes are Jon Richardson, Russell Kane, Stephen K Amos, Doc Brown, Miles Jupp, Justin Moorhouse, Robin Ince, Sarah Millican, Simon Brodkin (as Lee Nelson), Pippa Evans (as country singer Loretta Maine), Francesca Martinez, Zoe Lyons and Tim Vine. Fast, funny and fabulous, this show is a must for fans of cutting-edge comedy and sensational stand-up. Produced by Tilusha Ghelani and Sam MichellShow more
The complete 99th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp, with special guest hosts. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence.Show more
The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch. Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the world wide web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. Produced by Richard MorrisShow more
The complete 97th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp with special guest hosts including Jo Brand, Bridget Christie, Susan Calman and Lucy Porter. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. The guests featured in this series include Deborah Frances-White, Daliso Chaponda, Mark Steel, Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Jayde Adams, Phil Jupitus and Rory Bremner. The panellists discuss the week's top stories, such as the international espionage, the cryptic world of doctors' handwriting, the baffling world of acronyms, the Labour party, the 32 different types of ambulances, the Conservative Party conference, a Fancy Bear, Brexit, Universal credit and the most controversial game of hide and seek. Produced by Richard MorrisShow more
In this complete collection of episodes from series 82 of Just a Minute, Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for 60 seconds on a variety of subjects such as George V, favourite breakfast eateries, canals, bad apples and pasta. With panellists including Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Jan Ravens, Tony Hawkes, Gyles Brandreth and Zoe Lyons, this series shows just why Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Find out as we play Just a Minute! (C) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd; (P) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
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