Eureka

A look at the Eureka moment, the mysterious and unpredictable instant at which a work of art begins.

Contributors include composer Jonathan Harvey and neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19930920]

Conversations with scientists. Heinz Wolff , Professor of Bioengineering at Brunei University, talks to Barbara Myers about the events which set him off on a career in medical research, space biology and television. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930920]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930920]

Unknown: Heinz Wolff

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930927]

Professor Margaret Boden of Sussex University talks to Barbara Myers about her life and how she became interested in artificial intelligence. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930927]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930927]

Unknown: Professor Margaret Boden

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931004]

Mike Burrows , who designed the bike on which Chris Boardman won Olympic gold, talks to Barbara Myers.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931004]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931004]

Unknown: Mike Burrows

Unknown: Chris Boardman

Unknown: Barbara Myers.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931011]

Professor Sir Richard Doll , one of Britain's greatest living medical scientists, best known for showing the connection between lung cancer and smoking, talks to Barbara Myers. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931011]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931011]

Unknown: Sir Richard Doll

Unknown: Barbara Myers.

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931018]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Kay Davies , director of the new MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, about her life and her work on genetic diseases. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931018]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931018]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Professor Kay Davies

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931025]

The last in a series of converstions with scientists. Barbara Myers talks to Russell Stannard , professor of Physics at the Open University, about his thoughts on science and religion and about his books for children. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931025]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931025]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Russell Stannard

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940102]

Heinz Wolff , professor of bioengineering at Brunei University, talks to Barbara Myers about the events which influenced the start of his career. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940109]

Professor Margaret Boden of Sussex University tells Barbara Myers about her life, and how she became interested in artificial intelligence.

Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940116]

Engineer Mike Burrows, who designed Chris Boardman 's Olympic-winning bike, talks to Barbara Myers about birdwatching and his fascination with machines. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940116]

Designed: Chris Boardman

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940123]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Sir Richard Doll , one of Britain's greatest living medical scientists. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940123]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Richard Doll

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940206]

In the last of the series, Barbara Myers talks to Russell Stannard , Professor of Physics at the Open University. Producer Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960214]

Five conversations with scientists. 3: Sir David Weatherall talks to Barbara Myers. Producer Anne McNaught Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960214]

Talks: David Weatherall

Unknown: Barbara Myers.

Producer: Anne McNaught Rpt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]

A new series of conversations with scientists. Oliver Sacks , neurologist and author of Awakenings, talks to

Barbara Myers about the curious nature of the human mind, including his own. Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970101]

Unknown: Oliver Sacks

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Oliver Sacks , neurologist and author of Awakenings, talks to Barbara Myers about the curious nature of the human mind, including his own. Repeated from New Year's Day

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970105]

Unknown: Oliver Sacks

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]

Conversations with scientists.

Bridget Ogilvie , director of the Wellcome Trust, talks to Barbara Myers about her role in running the world's largest medical research charity. Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970108]

Unknown: Bridget Ogilvie

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

Bridget Ogilvie , director of the Wellcome Trust, talks to Barbara Myers about running the medical research charity. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970112]

Unknown: Bridget Ogilvie

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]

James Lovelock talks to Barbara Myers about his controversal Gaia Hypothesis. Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970115]

Talks: James Lovelock

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Gaia Hypothesis.

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]

James Lovelock talks to Barbara Myers about his controversial Gaia hypothesis. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]

Talks: James Lovelock

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers talks to Joseph Rotbiat about his career as a nuclear physicist working on the atom bomb and the change of heart that won him the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers talks to Joseph Rotbiat about his career as a nuclear physicist working on the atom bomb and the change of heart that won him the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Joseph Rotbiat

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970122]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Joseph Rotbiat

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]

Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers talks to Jane Goodall about her work studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, including her remarkable discovery that chimps cannibalise their young.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers talks to Jane Goodall about her work studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, including her remarkable discovery that chimps cannibalise their young.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Jane Goodall

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970129]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Jane Goodall

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Jane Goodall talks about her work studying chimpanzees in Tanzania. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Jane Goodall talks about her work studying chimpanzees in Tanzania. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Talks: Jane Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Talks: Jane Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Harry Kroto about how his investigations into what goes on around stars led to the discovery of a new form of carbon that won him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Last in the series.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Harry Kroto about how his investigations into what goes on around stars led to the discovery of a new form of carbon that won him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Last in the series.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Professor Harry Kroto

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Professor Harry Kroto

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Harry Kroto. Last in the series. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Barbara Myers talks to Professor Harry Kroto. Last in the series. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Harry Kroto.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Talks: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Harry Kroto.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970521]

Barbara Myers meets scientists who have changed the world.

1: Professor Igor Aleksander believes machines can achieve a type of consciousness and has even programmed a computer to prove it. Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970521]

Barbara Myers meets scientists who have changed the world.

1: Professor Igor Aleksander believes machines can achieve a type of consciousness and has even programmed a computer to prove it. Producer Sandy Raffan

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970521]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Professor Igor Aleksander

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970521]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Professor Igor Aleksander

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970525]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970528]

Barbara Myers meets scientists who have changed the world.

2: American palaeontologist

Dr Donald Johanson 's discovery of one of mankind's oldest ancestors has transformed ideas about human origins. Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970528]

Barbara Myers meets scientists who have changed the world.

2: American palaeontologist

Dr Donald Johanson 's discovery of one of mankind's oldest ancestors has transformed ideas about human origins. Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970528]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Dr Donald Johanson

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970528]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Dr Donald Johanson

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

In the last of four programmes, Barbara Myers meets Dame Miriam Rothschild. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

In the last of four programmes, Barbara Myers meets Dame Miriam Rothschild. Repeated from Wednesday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Dame Miriam Rothschild.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

Unknown: Barbara Myers

Unknown: Dame Miriam Rothschild.

Programme Catalogue - Details: David Weatherall19960214

First broadcast on 1995-12-03

Producer: A.

MCNAUGHT

Next in series: MAX PERUTZ

Previous in series: HAZEL RYMER

Description

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers discusses with Sir David WEATHERALL his life, his career in medicine and his fascination with how science and society have influenced the health of the world today.

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

science programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

03 Dec 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Barbara Myers

Anne Mcnaught (Producer)

David Weatherall (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-01

Programme Catalogue - Details: Max Perutz19960221

First broadcast on 1995-12-10

Producer: A.

MCNAUGHT

Next in series: PROF ANNETTE KARMILOFF-SMITH

Previous in series: DAVID WEATHERALL

Description

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers discusses with Nobel Prize Winner Max PERUTZ his life and his pioneering career in chemistry.

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

science programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

10 Dec 1995 22:45-23:15 (RADIO 4)

21 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Barbara Myers

Anne Mcnaught (Producer)

Max Perutz (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-11-28

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prof Annette Karmiloff19960228

-SMITH

First broadcast on 1995-12-17

Producer: A.

MCNAUGHT

Next in series: OLIVER SACKS

Previous in series: MAX PERUTZ

Description

Conversations with scientists.

Barbara Myers discusses with developmental

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

science programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

28 Feb 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Barbara Myers

Anne Mcnaught (Producer)

Annette Karmiloff-Smith (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-14

20051007

A look at the Eureka moment, the mysterious and unpredictable instant at which a work of art begins.

Contributors include composer Jonathan Harvey and neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.