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  1. Dame Sally Davies

    Jim al-Khalili talks to Dame Sally Davies about looking after the nation's health.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2014

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  2. Richard Fortey

    Jim Al-Khalili meets Mr Trilobite, the palaeontologist and naturalist Richard Fortey.

    First broadcast: 28 Oct 2014

  3. Margaret Boden

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to Maggie Boden, a world authority in the field of AI.

    First broadcast: 21 Oct 2014

  4. Chris Toumazou

    Chris Toumazou talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the science of invention.

    First broadcast: 14 Oct 2014

  5. Elspeth Garman

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to Oxford crystallographer Elspeth Garman.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2014

  6. Jackie Akhavan

    Jackie Akhavan talks about the ethical issues of working on explosives used in war.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2014

  7. Brian Cox

    Brian Cox, physicist and media star, talks fame and quantum mechanics with Jim Al-Khalili.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

  8. Carol Robinson

    Carol Robinson on her journey from lab technician to professor of chemistry.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2014

  9. Jeremy Farrar

    Jim Al-Khalili in conversation with Dr Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2014

  10. Zoe Shipton

    Jim Al-Khalili discusses earthquakes and fracking for gas with geologist Zoe Shipton.

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2014

  11. Chris Llewellyn Smith

    Chris Llewellyn Smith on quarks, bosons and running the biggest experiments in history.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2014

  12. Sandy Knapp

    Botanist Sandy Knapp talks about her adventures collecting plants in South America.

    First broadcast: 24 Jun 2014

  13. Chris Lintott

    Chris Lintott tells Jim Al Khalili about crowd sourced astronomy and Galaxy Zoo.

    First broadcast: 17 Jun 2014

  14. Janet Hemingway

    Janet Hemingway on malaria and the coming of insecticide resistance, with Jim Al-Khalili.

    First broadcast: 10 Jun 2014

  15. Professor Sir Michael Rutter

    Jim Al-Khalili meets child psychiatrist Prof Sir Michael Rutter.

    First broadcast: 03 Jun 2014

  16. Julia Slingo

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to Dame Julia Slingo, the chief scientist at the Met Office.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  17. Veronica van Heyningen

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to Veronica van Heyningen about the gene that builds the eye.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  18. Alf Adams

    Alf Adams remembers his small idea that changed the world, with Jim Al-Khalili.

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2014

  19. Anne Glover

    Anne Glover talks to Jim Al-Khalili about glow-in-the-dark bacteria and advising ministers

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2014

  20. Mark Miodownik

    Mark Miodownik talks nuclear weapons, 3D printers and smart materials with Jim Al-Khalili.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2014

  21. Vikram Patel

    Jim Al-Khalili discusses global mental health with psychiatrist Prof Vikram Patel.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2014

  22. Sue Black

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to forensic scientist Sue Black about identifying human bodies.

    First broadcast: 25 Feb 2014

  23. Peter Higgs

    Peter Higgs opens up to Jim Al-Khalili about the real story of the Higgs boson.

    First broadcast: 18 Feb 2014

  24. Wendy Hall

    Jim Al Khalili discusses the development of the web with Prof Wendy Hall.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

  25. Jenny Graves

    Jim Al-Khalili talks kangaroos and the death of the Y chromosome with Prof Jenny Graves.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2013

  26. Sophie Scott

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the science of laughter.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2013

  27. Ian Stewart

    Jim Al-Khalili discusses sci-fi and popularising maths with Prof Ian Stewart.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2013

  28. Mike Benton

    Jim Al-Khalili discusses digging up dinosaurs in remote places with Prof Mike Benton.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2013

  29. Mark Lythgoe

    Jim Al-Khalili discusses medical imaging and mountain climbing with Prof Mark Lythgoe.

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2013

  30. Joanna Haigh

    Joanna Haigh, professor of physics at Imperial College, talks climate with Jim Al-Khalili.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2013

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