We're rhythm based creatures in a rhythm based universe, as Mark Radcliffe reveals in the first of five programmes. But what causes us to create rhythm? And what does it do when we experience it directly?
Mark explores the variety of rhythms in language, and what happens when rhythms travel across the globe.
The industrial revolution added new, regular rhythms which some found repugnant. But, as Mark Radcliffe finds out, machines are inseparable from the making of modern- day rhythms in music.
Rhythms exist that can only be seen, and some rhythmic sounds may induce visions. Mark Radcliffe looks into the rhythm of cinema and visual art.
As rhythms proliferate, Mark Radcliffe asks if there's now too much rhythm, in this final programme, examining rhythm in a 24/7 society.