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
  • 182 episodes (29 series)

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

  • Due to return for Series 30

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Series 19, Episode 1 - Microbes: Secret Rulers Of The World?

Brian and Robin are joined by comedian Ed Byrne, oceanographer Dr Jon Copley and planetary scientist Professor Monica Grady, to ask whether the real master-race on planet Earth are not humans but microbes. They'll be looking at how microbes are found in every extreme environment on the planet, how and when they first arrived on the Earth and why the hunt is on to find evidence of microbes in space.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th January 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 8th January 2019 11:00pm Radio 4

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