A Blog Around The Clock

They Blinded Me With Science!

Ask a ScienceBlogger:

What’s the best science TV show of all time?

This one’s easy: Dont’ Ask Me, 1970s BBC show starring Magnus Pyke, i-b04d099dba675e08b50dfec3e1265417-magnus_pyke.jpg
David Bellamy i-79f45828bd862002dd66f77bcfc85a3c-david bellamy.jpg
and Miriam Stoppard i-afd653740fb72b8bbe3691068777d17c-miriam stopphard.jpg (and occasionally some other people). Absolutely the best of all time!

Update: Thanks to Brandon, you can see a short clip:

That is actually one of the weakest and tamest I remember. You should have seen where Magnus explains coriolis force, or quicksand!


  1. #1 Lab Cat
    October 20, 2006

    Aaah. Magnus Pike – the reason I’m a food scientist today. Wave those hands about ‘cos science is very exciting.

    The Beeb had (and still has) some great science shows: Horizon, Tomorrow’s World, all the David Attenborough and other nature shows. Patrick Moore on the Sky at Night.

    All reasons that I became a scientist.

  2. #2 guthrie
    October 20, 2006

    How on earth do you know of Magnus Pike? I barely know of him and I’m British. I remember Tommorrows world in the early 80’s, but I dont think your that old either.

  3. #3 Brandon
    October 21, 2006

    You’ll like this, then:


  4. #4 coturnix
    October 21, 2006

    The series ran on Belgrade TV in the 1980s and everybody watched it and commented on it the next day.

  5. #5 coki
    May 17, 2007

    Let me remaind you: optical illusion with “big” Bellamy and “little” Pyke in room, why chimeny breaks when falls, what is sound in finger cracking, can you break a glass with singers voice, why honey curves when falling…

The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.