Friday, October 29, 2010

Video: Stephen Fry LIVE at Sydney Opera House

Here's a nice diversion for the weekend. Watch the full recording of Stephen Fry's recent performance at the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy. NOTE: Douglas Adams does get a mention right at the end of the performance/interview.

Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill

Thanks to Dave Haddock for this top tip. "Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill" will air on Sunday, 7th November 2010, 8pm on BBC Two. Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine visit Louisiana to witness the impact of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Stephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with the zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there. What they find both surprises and divides the travelling duo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture - Brian Cox

News from the Save the Rhino website. The Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 10 March 2011, 7.30pm.

The lecture will be given by Professor Brian Cox.

For tickets (which cost £15) please contact jo@savetherhino.org, online, or call +44 020 735 7474
Professor Brian Cox began his career not as a physicist but as a rock star, most notably as part of the band D’Ream, whose song ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ was famously used by Tony Blair as the Labour Party election song in 1997. During the D’Ream years, Brian obtained a first class honours degree in physics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg.

In 2010, Brian received an OBE for his services to Science. Brian was granted a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2005 and in 2009 became Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester. He works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

Brian also writes for various publications including New Statesman, The Telegraph, Sun and Times. His book ‘Why Does E=mc2?’ (Da Capo USA and Perseus UK) was published in 2009. Brian’s ability to present science in an engaging manner makes him a popular television presenter & radio broadcaster. His credits include the recent series, Wonders of the Solar System (BBC2, 2010).
Photo Credit: Vincent Connare

Seven Male Kakapo to be moved

TV.nz reports that seven male kakapo are to be moved to a new predator free island.
With the population soaring, seven male New Zealand kakapo are being shifted from their present home to give the females some breathing space on Codfish Island.

The males will live together on another remote predator-free island, and it is believed that removing the excess males from Codfish Island will benefit the breeding birds there.

Friday, October 22, 2010

TV Alert: Last Chance to See - Return of the Rhino

The brand new episode of Last Chance To See featuring the translocation of Northern White Rhino will air at 8pm on Sunday 31st October on BBC2. As well as the aforementioned "Complete Collection DVD set" which includes this episode, it is also being released separately as Last Chance To See - Return of the Rhino

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TV Series - DVD with new episode

"Last Chance To See - The Complete Collection" will be released on the 15th of November, and is a special edition DVD featuring a new unseen episode called Last Chance To See - Return of The Rhino. The Return of the Rhino covers Stephen and Mark's adventure when they follow the return of Northern White Rhinos to Kenya from captivity in the Czech Republic.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

ALERT!! - TV Series on USA TV - HDNet?

Thanks to Dave Haddock for this tip. Check your cable listings, because according to this page, HDNet's InFocus is going to be showing the TV series beginning tonight, 10am ET. I'm not seeing it on my cable lineup, but you may be more lucky than I.

Also, Mark Carwardine narrated this BBC documentary this evening - When Britain Went Wild.