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Apocalypse

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 15 November 2010

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince return for the third series of the witty, irreverent science show.
In the first episode of the series, Brian and Robin are joined by comedian Andy Hamilton to discuss some of the wackier apocalyptic theories, as well as those more grounded in science fact. Did the Mayans know something that we didn't with their prediction of global annihilation in 2012, or should we be focusing our energies and scientific know-how on some of the more likely scenarios, from near earth asteroids, through to climate change and deadly pandemics, or even the more long term possibilities of our sun burning out....although we have got roughly another 5 billion years to ponder the challenge of that problem.
Recorded in front of an audience at the Drill Hall in London.

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