It Is Rocket Science!. Helen Keen. Copyright: BBC.

It Is Rocket Science!

BBC Radio 4 stand-up about the history of space. 12 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2014. Stars Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane.

It Is Rocket Science!

Comic but scientifically accurate look at the science and history of space exploration. Hosted by Helen Keen

2011 - 2014
BBC Radio 4
12   (3 series)
Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane
Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
Gareth Edwards

Award-winning comedian and part-time local authority temp Helen Keen loves space rockets.

This Radio 4 space extravaganza features fewer close-ups of Professor Brian Cox looking cool in front of a rocket than Wonders of the Solar System, but more weird and wonderful stories about the geniuses, Nazis and Satanists who propelled humankind to the stars. It Is Rocket Science! takes you on a whistlestop comic tour of the great brains who put monkeys, ladies, dogs and gentlemen into orbit.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 9th March 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 27th June 2021 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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