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Geneticist Steve Jones shows how his favourite literature has been influenced by scientific thinking.

Flann O'Brien's darkly comic novel `The Third Policeman', published 30 years ago, imagines people turning into bicycles and the universe as a sausage.

Steve Jones gets on his bike to talk to writers and physicists about how O'Brien used the physics of his day in his bizarre plot and asks how much our understanding of his science has changed.

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Geneticist Steve Jones shows how his favourite literature has been influenced by scientific thinking.

Flann O'Brien's darkly comic novel `The Third Policeman', published 30 years ago, imagines people turning into bicycles and the universe as a sausage.

Steve Jones gets on his bike to talk to writers and physicists about how O'Brien used the physics of his day in his bizarre plot and asks how much our understanding of his science has changed.

Geneticist Steve Jones shows how his favourite literature has been influenced by scientific thinking. Flann O'Brien 's darkly comic novel The Third

Policeman, published 30 years ago, imagines people turning into bicycles and the universe as a sausage. Steve Jones gets on his bike to talk to writers and physicists about how O'Brien used the physics of his day in his bizarre plot and asks how much our understanding of his science has changed. Producer Erika Wright