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The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC
The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage

  • Radio factual
  • BBC Radio 4 / BBC Sounds
  • 2009 - 2024
  • 189 episodes (30 series)

Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Also features Brian Cox.


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Series 18, Episode 1 - Big Data

Brian and Robin are joined on stage by Danny Wallace, Hannah Fry and Timandra Harkness to ask: how big is big data, and what wisdom lies hidden within it?

Further details

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by Danny Wallace, mathematician Hannah Fry and science writer Timandra Harkness. They'll be going big on Big Data, and asking just how big is it?

They'll be looking at where Big Data comes from, should we be worried about it, and what mysteries are hidden within the seemingly endless amounts of information that is collected about us as we go about our daily lives.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th July 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Katy Brand Guest
Neil De Grasse Tyson Guest
Fay Dowker (as Prof Fay Dowker) Guest
Eric Idle Guest
Brian Blessed Guest
Alice Roberts (as Prof Alice Roberts) Guest
Sue Black (as Prof Sue Black) Guest
Dave Gorman Guest
Andy Hamilton Guest
David Speigelhalter (as Prof David Speigelhalter) Guest
Richard Wiseman (as Prof Richard Wiseman) Guest
Tony Ryan (as Prof Tony Ryan) Guest
Andrea Sella (as Prof Andrea Sella) Guest
Richard Coles (as Rev Richard Coles) Guest
Victor Stock (as Very Rev. Victor Stock) Guest
Production team
Michael Gray Producer
Eric Idle Composer

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