6 Degrees Of Separation. Brian Cox. Copyright: BBC.

6 Degrees Of Separation

BBC Two panel show about science. 1 episode in 2015. Stars Brian Cox, Hugh Dennis, Ben Miller, Jim Al-Khalili and others.

6 Degrees Of Separation

Science-based panel show for the BBC's Making it Digital season, hosted by Professor Brian Cox with Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis

Panel Show
Brian Cox, Hugh Dennis, Ben Miller, Jim Al-Khalili, Hannah Fry, Steve Jones and Alice Roberts
Ollie Bartlett
Annabel Gillings

Professor Brian Cox hosts as comedians Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis each lead a team of scientists as they compete to find the scientific connections between six unlikely objects.

It's Making it Digital week, so they'll start with an analogue record player, and attempt to find the link to Galileo, a dung beetle, whipped cream, the inner Earth and, finally, end at all things digital. A dung beetle obstacle race and exploding bags of custard are among the scientific experiments that help the teams find the links.

Ben is joined by mathematician Dr Hannah Fry and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, while Hugh is aided and abetted by anatomist Professor Alice Roberts and theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th September 2015 on BBC Two at 10pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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