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 25 - Why Does Wine Taste Good?

For this special Christmas episode, Prof. Brian Cox and Robin Ince visit the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide to find out what science can teach us about wine. They are joined by stand-up comedian Tim Minchin, Nobel Prize winner and vineyard owner Brian Schmidt, flavour chemist Mango Parker and sensory and consumer scientist Patricia Williamson.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th December 2022 1:15pm Radio 4


Cast & crew

Brian Cox Host / Presenter
Robin Ince Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Tim Minchin Guest
Brian Schmidt Guest
Mango Parker Guest
Patricia Williamson Guest
Production team
Caroline Steel Producer
Alexandra Feachem Executive Producer

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