Giants' Shoulders

Melvyn Bragg talks to today's great scientists and historians about the giants who have made scientific history.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971112]

Six-part series in which Melvyn Bragg talks to scientists and historians about giants who have made scientific history. 1: Archimedes - the First Scientist?

Producer Ruth Gardiner See This Week: page 6

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971112]

Talks: Melvyn Bragg

Producer: Ruth Gardiner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971119]

Six-part series in which Melvyn Bragg talks to scientists and historians of today about the giants who have made scientific history.

2: Galileo - the Columbus of the Stars Producer Ruth Gardiner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971126]

A six-part series in which

Melvyn Bragg talks to today's scientists and historians about the giants who have made scientific history. 3: Newton - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants The Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees , and science writer John Gribbin explain how Sir Isaac Newton shaped the whole subsequent history of modern science.

Producer Ruth Gardiner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971126]

Talks: Melvyn Bragg

Unknown: Martin Rees

Unknown: John Gribbin

Unknown: Sir Isaac Newton

Producer: Ruth Gardiner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

A six-part series in which

Melvyn Bragg looks at the giants who made scientific history. 4:Lavoisier - the Revolution Does Not Need Chemists

Why was the father of modern chemistry allowed to die? British and French historians and scientists debate his intriguing life, ignominious death and lasting legacy. Producer Ruth Gardiner

* See Roland White : page 147

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971203]

Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

Producer: Ruth Gardiner

Unknown: Roland White

01Archimedes - The First Scientist?19971112
02Galileo - The Columbus Of The Stars19971119

With physicist Paul Davies and historians Mario Biagoli, Margaret Wertheim and Michael Sharratt.

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