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Big Problems With Helen Keen

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show hosted by Helen Keen. 8 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

Big Problems With Helen Keen

Stand-up series from Helen Keen looking at how technology has been used to solve some of the world's problems

2015 - 2017
BBC Radio 4
8   (2 series)
Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane
Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
Gareth Edwards

A comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity.

Each week, Helen Keen, together with Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane, looks at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible, and sometimes absurd, solutions.

For every living thing the world is full of challenges. How to get food and shelter, how to get from place to place, how to make more living things just the same as you. But where people come into their own as a species is technology. This show is about big problems and the brilliant, unlikely and sometimes downright dangerous, technological solutions humanity has come up with to solve them.

Following up Helen Keen's award-winning It Is Rocket Science, Big Problems With Helen Keen combines comedy and scientific fact for "a fresh and funny look at why it's hard to be a human."

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 10th June 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 10th November 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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