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 20, Episode 2 - Clever Creatures

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian and author Danny Wallace, Ornithologist Professor Tim Birkhead and marine biologist Helen Scales to look at animal intelligence.

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Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian and author Danny Wallace, Ornithologist Professor Tim Birkhead and marine biologist Helen Scales to look at animal intelligence. We have all heard about clever chimps that can count, and the comparisons between the great apes and human intelligence - but have we underestimated many of the other animal species? It would seem so, with remarkable examples of cunning, smart behaviour from animals as diverse as birds, octopuses and even fish. So how do you test a guppies IQ and can a crow really outsmart a gorilla, or even a human... prepare to be amazed.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 23rd September 2019
Time
4:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 24th September 2019 11:00pm Radio 4

Cast & crew

Cast
Brian Cox Host / Presenter
Robin Ince Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Danny Wallace Guest
Tim Birkhead Guest
Helen Scales Guest
Production team
Alexandra Feachem Producer

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