Big Problems With Helen Keen

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01Death2015061020150617 (BBC7)
20150618 (BBC7)

The Yorkshire-born alternative comedian begins with the biggest problem of them all.

A new comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity. Each week Helen Keen together with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

Episode one looks at the biggest problem of them all - death. From praying for life-everlasting to uploading our minds into a giant cloud of data - is there anything at all we can do to avoid it?

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

A new comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity. Each week Helen Keen together with with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

01Death2015061020150617 (BBC7)
20150618 (BBC7)

The Yorkshire-born alternative comedian begins with the biggest problem of them all.

A new comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity. Each week Helen Keen together with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

Episode one looks at the biggest problem of them all - death. From praying for life-everlasting to uploading our minds into a giant cloud of data - is there anything at all we can do to avoid it?

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

A new comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity. Each week Helen Keen together with with co-stars Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane look at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible and sometimes absurd solutions.

02Love2015061720150624 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

The problems of finding the perfect mate, including how the bicycle revolutionised sex.

A comic look at the solutions humanity has devised to deal with the fundamental problems of survival, starring Helen Keen, Susy Kane and Peter Serafinowicz. This episode looks at love and the problems of finding the perfect mate, including the invention of computer dating; how we might chemically engineer love; how the bicycle revolutionised sex; having a row in Ikea; and a pair of romantic prairie voles.

02Love2015061720150624 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

The problems of finding the perfect mate, including how the bicycle revolutionised sex.

A comic look at the solutions humanity has devised to deal with the fundamental problems of survival, starring Helen Keen, Susy Kane and Peter Serafinowicz. This episode looks at love and the problems of finding the perfect mate, including the invention of computer dating; how we might chemically engineer love; how the bicycle revolutionised sex; having a row in Ikea; and a pair of romantic prairie voles.

03Other People2015062420150701 (BBC7)
20150702 (BBC7)

Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane explore how to get on with everybody else.

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic account of the big problems that have beset humanity over the centuries, and the surprising ways we have devised to solve them. This episode looks at the challenges posed by other people. What are the unspoken rules that make society work? How can we make the internet polite? How did air-conditioners win an election? And are emoticons completely pointless (sad face)? Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Produced by Gareth Edwards.

03Other People2015062420150701 (BBC7)
20150702 (BBC7)

Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane explore how to get on with everybody else.

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic account of the big problems that have beset humanity over the centuries, and the surprising ways we have devised to solve them. This episode looks at the challenges posed by other people. What are the unspoken rules that make society work? How can we make the internet polite? How did air-conditioners win an election? And are emoticons completely pointless (sad face)? Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Produced by Gareth Edwards.

04 LASTBoredom2015070120150708 (BBC7)
20150709 (BBC7)

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic look at humanity's greatest challenges and some of our more surprising solutions. This week, the problem of boredom, and the potential solution that is gamification. Covering everything from bear-baiting to loyalty points, the show also asks how many times you can spot the mystery word? Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Helen Keen tackles the problem of boredom and the potential solution that is gamification.

04 LASTBoredom2015070120150708 (BBC7)
20150709 (BBC7)

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic look at humanity's greatest challenges and some of our more surprising solutions. This week, the problem of boredom, and the potential solution that is gamification. Covering everything from bear-baiting to loyalty points, the show also asks how many times you can spot the mystery word? Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill. Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Helen Keen tackles the problem of boredom and the potential solution that is gamification.