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Six Degrees of Separation

Professor Brian Cox hosts as comedians Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis each lead a team of scientists and they compete to find the scientific connections between six unlikely objects.

Professor Brian Cox expands your mind. He's joined by comedians Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis, who each lead a team of scientists as they compete to find the scientific connections between six unlikely objects.

It's Making it Digital week, so they start with an analogue record player, and attempt to find the link to Galileo, a dung beetle, whipped cream, the inner Earth and finally, end at all things digital.

A dung beetle obstacle race and exploding bags of custard are among the scientific experiments that help the teams find the links.

Ben is joined by mathematician Dr Hannah Fry and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, while Hugh is aided and abetted by anatomist Professor Alice Roberts and theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Sep 2015 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Brian Cox
Participant Hugh Dennis
Participant Ben Miller
Participant Steve Jones
Participant Hannah Fry
Participant Alice Roberts
Participant Jim Al-Khalili
Production Manager Raewyn Dickson
Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
Producer Annabel Gillings
Director Ollie Bartlett

Broadcasts

  • Mon 14 Sep 2015 22:00
  • Mon 14 Sep 2015 23:55
  • Sat 19 Sep 2015 21:00