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Just in case anyone needs to know S@N Sunday 13th April BBC 4 10.30pm, repeated Thursday 7.30pm, main topic Mars.

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Thanks, I can't get the Virgin series record function to work.

Ian

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Just in case anyone needs to know S@N Sunday 13th April BBC 4 10.30pm, repeated Thursday 7.30pm, main topic Mars.

thanks alan, never no when its on

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I use iPlayer Desktop (linked from the iPlayer website)

It looks after S@N for me and reminds me when it's available.

No use to people who want to see it sooner though!

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Just checked to record it and it's 10 pm in Scotland...just to be different.

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S@N used to be aired on the first sunday of each month for over 50 years....when was this changed

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Just checked to record it and it's 10 pm in Scotland...just to be different.

Its on at 10PM in Cambridge too.

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S@N used to be aired on the first sunday of each month for over 50 years....when was this changed

In Feb when the 'new' program started, after it missing the Jan episode. They also added a new presenter ‎Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.  :smiley:

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I think it should just be on whenever it's a full moon. That'd make it easier to remember.

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Thanks for the heads up.

BTW ... the series record function does not work....'cos it is on too infrequently for the system to cope with!

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Sorry for the mis-information guys it is 10.00pm not 10.30pm. Another senior moment  :mad:

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Just a quick reminder  :smiley:

Tonight's episode - Mysterious Mars

Mars captures the imagination like no other planet and currently our nearest neighbour is at its brightest for several years, so it's a perfect opportunity to explore a planet that is tantalisingly similar to our own. And in the past it may have been even more like Earth, an inviting and habitable place, a perfect environment for life to flourish.

Geologist Iain Stewart investigates how we can read the story of Mars's extraordinary past from its rocks, Maggie Aderin-Pocock comes face to face with the latest Mars rover and Chris Lintott meets the man behind the discovery which the whole history of the universe now rests upon.

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Just watched the sky at night and my smartphone moon pic was on there ☺

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Just watched the sky at night and my smartphone moon pic was on there ☺

Well done, Andrew.

BTW I thought the programme was very good and really enjoyed it.

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MAP still needs to improve her presentation skills a lot.

Still struggling to understand why shes been added. I think Pete and Chris would have been a good pairing.

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Oh, bother! missed it. I'll have to catch it on Thursday.

MAP has probably been added because she knows her stuff.

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I think the new format SAN is great and not just because they used my Mars image!  As for MAP's 'quirky' presenting style; I quite like it and will take it any day over Jon Culshaw.

Cheers,

Chris

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I think the only thing I am not keen on is the program spoiler, after the opening credits, although it's not just the S@N  program that does this :rolleyes: the program does now have a different feel,  more impersonal ? Interesting piece on early gravity waves at the end  :smiley:

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MAP still needs to improve her presentation skills a lot.

Still struggling to understand why shes been added. I think Pete and Chris would have been a good pairing.

Not seen this episode yet. It's waiting for me on iPlayer.

I kind of agree about Maggie but I'm prepared to cut her lots of slack because she's as mad as a box of frogs! I actually think if SPM was just making his first appearances on the show in the manner for which he was famous in his prime, there'd be a lot a lot of people wondering what had just happened :)

I also get the impression she would be great fun in person too. Maybe not the best reasons to put her in front of the camera where she does seem a bit edgy but I'm sure her personality will win eventually.

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Caught the BBC4 repeat at 0330 this mornings (yep, insomniac TV...)  While overall an interesting show, I find the presentation style irritating; nothing against any of the individuals in themselves but just the magazine-TV approach of having two main presenters to speak alternate lines off the autocue - why is this needed?

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Caught the BBC4 repeat at 0330 this mornings (yep, insomniac TV...)  While overall an interesting show, I find the presentation style irritating; nothing against any of the individuals in themselves but just the magazine-TV approach of having two main presenters to speak alternate lines off the autocue - why is this needed?

It is because the producers often work on several shows and just paint a generic style across them all.... as well as the tendency to copy what everyone else is doing because it is 'on trend' at the moment.

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I think the only thing I am not keen on is the program spoiler, after the opening credits, although it's not just the S@N  program that does this :rolleyes: the program does now have a different feel,  more impersonal ? Interesting piece on early gravity waves at the end  :smiley:

This I too dislike with a passion. The good folks over in TV Land seem to think that as a population we have evolved into a species with the attention span of a goldfish. Not only do we get the 'spoilers' but on those godforsaken channels with 'ad breaks' we get the 'coming up after the break' reminders (to remind us of all the good stuff coming up in case we choose to switch over instead of putting the kettle on) and then once back we get the reminders of all the stuff we've already missed.

Most of the watching in the Stellar household is now done with the benefit of it having been recorded on to the sky box so we can avoid such mind numbing televisual treats.

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Just finished watching it, really enjoyed this episode.

Just wish they had a longer amateur segment.

Didn't know about the Realm of Galaxies, must try and have a look at that.

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cripes , that new bird doesnt half talk at some turbo speed

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