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

The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds comedy science series. 126 episodes (23 series), 2009 - 2021. Stars Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

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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

Date
Monday 7th January 2019
Time
4:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes
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