4 items from 2011
The Code | 24 Hours in A&E | My Resignation | The Adult Baby | The Great British Weather | Franklin and Bash
At first glance, the hexagonal columns of the Giant's Causeway seem out of place in such a wild landscape. But understand the maths behind their creation, says Marcus du Sautoy, and all becomes clear. Essentially, for all that it looks "a bit of a mess", the world is rather more ordered than we suppose. Patterns abound: bubbles are spherical, for example, because it's the most efficient shape for them. A glorious journey through geometry that encompasses beekeeping, the ancient Greeks, extraordinary salt formations, the underlying fractal symmetry of Jackson Pollock's canvases and the virtual-landscape-driven birth of Pixar. Jonathan Wright
24 Hours In A&E
9pm, Channel 4
The real Casualty continues with more human narratives highlighting the fragility of life. These stories in another editor's hands would be »
- Jonathan Wright, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Andrew Mueller, Ali Catterall
Let's face it, The Great British Weather is a damp squib of a TV show but the outlook doesn't have to be all gloomy
Watching The Great British Weather is a disconcerting experience. A live, exterior-based, pseudo-interactive magazine show exclusively about clouds and drizzle, it's quite easy to understand its intentions. The Great British Weather sees itself as a kind of meteorological Bang Goes the Theory, where complicated, high-falutin scientific ideas are broken up and spoonfed to the masses in the simplest terms possible.
But that's not quite what The Great British Weather is. In reality, it's a mix of The One Show – with segments about weather instead of ombudsmen and Phil Tufnell – and the bits of Children In Need where bewildered regional newsreaders try to interview local dignitaries while being poked in the face with a giant cheque for £15. It is, simply put, not a very good television programme. »
- Stuart Heritage
The Great British Weather | The Corrie Years | Botham: The Legend Of '81 | Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 | Regional TV: Life Through A Local Lens | Sons Of Anarchy
The Great British Weather
Britain wouldn't be Britain without crap weather, and with that in mind, the peculiarity of our climate is dissected in this second instalment. This week, the impish Chris Hollins goes to the Lake District, the wettest place in the land, to work out why it gets more rain than any other spot. Meanwhile, clouds are on the agenda for both Alexander Armstrong and the impossibly chirpy Carol Kirkwood, who meets some cloudspotters on Britain's only cloud-viewing platform and then handglides into a cloud formation to let us know what they feel, look and even taste like. Candy floss, presumably.
The Corrie Years
When a TV show has run for 50 years, as Coronation Street has, »
- Andrew Mueller, Rebecca Nicholson, Julia Raeside, Phelim O'Neill
Digital Spy presents all the winners for this year's Television and Radio Industries Club (Tric) Awards, which were held today at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Satellite/Digital TV Personality Eamonn Holmes- Winner!
Harry Hill- Winner!
Clare Nasir- Winner!
Jessie Wallace (EastEnders Kat Moon)- Winner!
Sally Dynevor (Coronation Street Sally Webster) TV Arts/Documentary Programme (more) »
- By Kristy Kelly
4 items from 2011
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