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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Christmas Special

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Derren Brown, Diane Morgan, Richard Wiseman and Francesca Stavrakopoulou to reveal the science behind some of our best-loved magic tricks and illusions.

Further details

The Infinite Monkey team bring their own brand of yule-friendly science and comedy to the BBC Radio Christmas schedule, and this year with an extra sprinkling of festive magic. Brian Cox and Robin Ince will be joined on stage by some very special guests to look at the science behind some of our best loved magic tricks and illusions. Comedian and actor Diane Morgan, Professor of Psychology and magician Richard Wiseman, and theologian and broadcaster Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou will all be demonstrating how basic human psychology and evolution allow us to see and believe the seemingly impossible.

They'll be exploring how some basic psychology and maths can lead to some truly impressive deceptions, and ask how easy it is to trick the human mind, even a mind like Brian's. Prepare to be amazed.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th December 2017
Time
4pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes
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