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Old 06-11-2012, 22:27
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Yes,it was the music they played over David Beckham coming up the Thames in the power-boat, in the opening ceremony.


I'd love to now what it's called and who it's by.
David Holmes..I Heard Wonders
http://youtu.be/pPZrRRKdUnU
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:05
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Thank you both, maycontainnuts and shuttermaze!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:10
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Here is you missed it http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...lub_Episode_1/
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:38
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Really enjoyed this, especially that fact that it was accessible without being 'dumbed down'.

Oddly enough, considering extracting DNA from other people's saliva is a regular part of my day job, watching that part made me feel sick! I think it was the whole cocktail thing, just turned my stomach!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:47
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Oddly enough, considering extracting DNA from other people's saliva is a regular part of my day job, watching that part made me feel sick! I think it was the whole cocktail thing, just turned my stomach!
I'm definitely doing it as a party trick next time I'm at a dinner party.

(thinks : Now I've said that it may be a while before I'm invited to any dinner parties)
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:52
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Anyone else notice the pervy cameraman totty watch?

May be it was just me filtering things out but to me it did seem that most of the cut away shots to the audience were on a pretty young female rather than to the rest of the audience demographic.
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Old 07-11-2012, 17:16
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May be it was just me filtering things out but to me it did seem that most of the cut away shots to the audience were on a pretty young female rather than to the rest of the audience demographic.
TBF, the audience did seem to be drawn from a very, very narrow band of the country's range of ordinary people.
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Old 07-11-2012, 18:56
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I liked it. A nice balance of being accessible without being too dumbed down. It was like Open University meets Tomorrows World meets Top Gear.
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:37
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:17
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Einstein and dark energy next week.
Dark energyThat will be fun as know one knows what it is, even Brian cox
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Old 08-11-2012, 21:58
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First School of Hard Sums and now this! Why didn't Dara just become a teacher?!
He was a teacher
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Old 09-11-2012, 00:28
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Watching it now, fascinating little programme.

I do wish Dara would slow down a little bit when he is talking though. Hard to make out what he is saying sometimes.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:00
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There was one piece they kept playing which reminded me of the theme to Black Books.....
Jockey Full of Bourbon by Tom Waits. (The basic brief for the Black Books theme was to sound like a Tom Waits song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vEBPYfy1GM
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:37
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Great programme - and Helen Czerski is lovely
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:40
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I'm really liking this, I hated science in school it was never made interesting (bar biology). But I have enjoyed this so far.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:45
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I didnt know this was on - doh! Iplayer here I come
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:57
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I didnt know this was on - doh! Iplayer here I come
I missed it even though I did set a reminder
It's repeated on Thursday at 11:20pm
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Old 13-11-2012, 22:16
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Only managed to watch a few mins of the first show because the top gear stylee audience standing around/ cameras whizzing around causing motion sickness drives me mad. It ruined prehistoric autopsy too. It's a dilemma this week because I'm fascinated by einstein & the nature of the universe etc...will give it a go on iplayer perhaps.
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Old 13-11-2012, 22:53
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So will they be rifling through the bins back of Mock the Week for some comedian to do a piece in every show? They have engaging enthusiastic scientists and science journalists already on the programme without needing someone like Marcus Brigstocke to come in on autopilot with some particularly lame jokes.
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Old 13-11-2012, 23:34
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I missed it even though I did set a reminder
It's repeated on Thursday at 11:20pm
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Old 14-11-2012, 01:19
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I love the idea of asking one of the world's top scientists to explain why earphone cables always get tangled up !
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Old 14-11-2012, 02:44
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I remember a radio show a while back which interviewed people who were doing their own genetic engineering in their kitchens and garages, apparently it is relatively cheap and easy to do - nothing too fancy mind, no-one is creating mutant pig/cucumber beasts, but enough to get some scientists worried about the potential consequences.
What were they creating?
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Old 14-11-2012, 07:48
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So will they be rifling through the bins back of Mock the Week for some comedian to do a piece in every show? They have engaging enthusiastic scientists and science journalists already on the programme without needing someone like Marcus Brigstocke to come in on autopilot with some particularly lame jokes.
I don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with having one item per week from a 'lay' perspective. I agree there are plenty of scientists who come across well on TV but I suspect it would still feel a little one note if everyone on screen was an expert in whatever they were talking about. It avoids the risk of 'assumed knowledge' - not everyone watching will be very scientific.

As long as the content of the pieces the comedians do is factually correct and reasonably entertaining, where's the harm?
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Old 14-11-2012, 08:26
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I remember a radio show a while back which interviewed people who were doing their own genetic engineering in their kitchens and garages, apparently it is relatively cheap and easy to do - nothing too fancy mind, no-one is creating mutant pig/cucumber beasts, but enough to get some scientists worried about the potential consequences.
What were they creating?
I'd be interested to know what they were doing too because it's not easy at all, in fact it's bloody difficult, as I or anyone else who works in genetics can tell you!

I don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with having one item per week from a 'lay' perspective. I agree there are plenty of scientists who come across well on TV but I suspect it would still feel a little one note if everyone on screen was an expert in whatever they were talking about. It avoids the risk of 'assumed knowledge' - not everyone watching will be very scientific.

As long as the content of the pieces the comedians do is factually correct and reasonably entertaining, where's the harm?
Agreed, having a lay person is a good idea although didn't think Marcus was funny at all, despite normally liking him. Jim Al-Khalili was great as always
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Old 14-11-2012, 08:40
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I love the idea of asking one of the world's top scientists to explain why earphone cables always get tangled up !
A very good demonstration of Entropy. One of the most evil things in the Universe,
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