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Post by G Burt »

Dear All,

Just a quick question. Does anyone know when the new BBC series Seven Wonders of the Solar System will be broadcast ?

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Geoff
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Hi Geoff,
No date as yet I have checked the Radio Times website and no info as yet.

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Many thanks for looking Paul.

A case of 'watch this space' then... :P


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Geoff
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Don't think I've heard of this one but will definitely keep my eye out for it.

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Hi Geoff,
It starts Sunday 7th March at 21.00 BBC2

Enjoy
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qyxfb It seems to have been renamed.
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Post by stefanjcarney »

Hopefully that's so that they don't have to limit it to only 7 objects...
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stefanjcarney wrote:Hopefully that's so that they don't have to limit it to only 7 objects...
I've seen some advance episodes for this series and I can tell you it is brilliant. You are in for a treat.
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Dear All Above,

Yes, there are countless wonders in the Solar System and Universe as a whole - what's in a name ?

Thinking about it, why is the series in only five parts... :wink:

Whatever the numbers, I'm sure it's required viewing !


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Geoff
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I watched the first of three of a different series on BBC 4 last evening.....I have not enjoyed anything as much for ages......"Chemistry - A Volatile History". At school I was unimpressed by this subject - ie was hopeless at it...the only GCE O-level that I failed!!!!! "Mix this to this...if it goes blue etc etc"...although really loved the "Periodic Table"....the Historical approach of the programme really brought it alive for me...great, great, great...maf
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Dear Mike
I missed seeing your Chemistry prog.
Ironically Chemistry was the only A-level subject I passed.
My physics teacher said she couldn't understand how I passed O-level English. I suppose I got my own back by not understanding Physics even more so.
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Hi Cliff:There are two more in the Chemistry series....on fridays too I imagine.
I managed to fail A-Level Physics!! although I did get an equivalent O-level pass...not much use as I had already passed it at O-Level! How I ever passed A-Level Joint Pure and Applied Maths is completely beyond my understanding....I gave up half way through the year....working through old papers was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring!
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The Beeb made a complete hash of the solar system programme. The incessant background music, staccato scene changes and a Harry Potter commentary was too much to bear.
Fifteen minutes in and off it went!
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For a bit of background, read this:

http://www.yorkfilms.com/7_wonders.html

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Like Brian I found the scene changes tiresome. Mostly because there seemed too little connection between the two scenes cutting over. Mind you it does seem as though Brian Cox had a terrific licence payer paid world trip out of it. You can almost imagine the brain storming "aha - there's a good reason to go to the Arctic, here's another one for India, lets not forget Argentina etc ... etc ... "

I did rather like the section devoted to 'where does the solar system end?'.
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