It's Only A Theory. Image shows from L to R: Andy Hamilton, Reginald D Hunter. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

It's Only A Theory

BBC Four panel show on educated topics. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter.

Series 1, Episode 4

Clare Balding is back in the guest judge chair, and the experts this time are Prof Geoff Beattie and New Scientist magazine's cosmology consultant, Marcus Chown.

Further details

It's Only A Theory. Image shows from L to R: Andy Hamilton, Judge (Clare Balding), Reginald D Hunter. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.


Prof Geoff Beattie - The hands don't lie (Failed)

Experiment corner - Looking through binoculars the wrong way round reduces pain (Failed)

Marcus Chown - Time travel is perfectly possible (Approved)

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th October 2009
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Andy Hamilton Host / Presenter
Reginald D Hunter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Clare Balding Judge
Geoffrey Beattie (as Geoff Beattie) Self
Marcus Chown Self
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Adam King Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer


The Hands Don't Lie

Professor Geoffrey Beattie explains his theory that, "The hands don't lie."

Featuring: Andy Hamilton, Reginald D Hunter, Clare Balding (Judge), Geoff Beattie.


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