Richard Cohen - Chasing The Sun

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0120101213 (BBC7)
20151201 (BBC7)
20151130 (BBC7)

Richard Cohen highlights some of the mythology associated with the sun.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

In the first of five episodes, abridged by Penny Leicester, the author highlights some of the astounding myths associated with the sun, then he views the pefect sunrise...

Reader Allan Corduner

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0220101214 (BBC7)
20151202 (BBC7)
20151201 (BBC7)

How has the sun cast its influence in such diverse activies as warfare and holiday-making?

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

2. How has the sun cast its influence in such diverse activies as warfare and holiday-making?

Reader Allan Corduner.

0320101215 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)
20151202 (BBC7)

Richard Cohen flies by flimsy plane to the Antarctic wastes to witness an eclipse.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

3. The author journeys across the world to witness the most dramatic of eclipses...

Reader Allan Corduner.

0420101216 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)

Richard Cohen explores how the sun has inspired generations of painters.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

4. Throughout the ages artists have caught the sun on canvas with astonishing results...

Reader Allan Corduner.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

4. Throughout the ages artists have caught the sun on canvas with astonishing results...

Reader Allan Corduner.

05 LAST20101217 (BBC7)
20151205 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

How long will the sun shine? And it's time for the author to seek out the perfect sunset.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

5. How long will the sun shine? And time for the autor to seek the perfect sunset...

Reader Allan Corduner.

Once upon a time we thought that we were the centre of the universe and that even the sun revolved around us...

Thousands of years later we know that our earliest, most basic idea about our place in the cosmos was false, and that that cosmos is vastly larger than we ever dreamed. We are mere specks...

Richard Cohen took eight years to write his account of the sun. The sun's biography, in fact. He looks at the myth, the legend, the science. Also the social context and how the sun figures in various art forms. And, will it be with us for ever? We have to hope so. His celebration of that gold disc in the sky is now caught in five episodes...

5. How long will the sun shine? And time for the autor to seek the perfect sunset...

Reader Allan Corduner.