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Midweek - 9 Nov 2016

Helen joins composer Odaline de la Martinez, actor Paapa Essiedu and geologist and gold prospector Jim Richards as guests of Libby Purves for this week's edition of Midweek on BBC Radio4.

Inside Science - 31 Dec 2015

New Year's Eve edition. Adam Rutherford and guests oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski, astrophysicist Chris Lintott and zoologist Dr Tim Cockerill share their highlights of the science year and answer listeners' science questions. BBC Radio4

The Quizeum - Manchester Museum of Science & Industry

Series 2, Episode 5 of the Quizeum.
Located in the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station, Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry plays host this time. Griff Rhys Jones invites regular team players Professor Kate Williams and Dr Janina Ramirez to explore the story of Manchester's scientific and industrial past, present and future, alongside mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy and physicist and oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski. First broadcast on 30 Nov 2015, BBC4.

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

A three-part series on Colour, as part of the BBC’s contribution to the International Year of Light.

Earth is the most colourful place we know of. In this series, Helen uncovers what colour is, how it works, and how it has written the story of our planet - from the colours that transformed a dull ball of rock into a vivid jewel to the colours that life has used to survive and thrive. But the story doesn't end there - there are also the colours that we can't see, the ones that lie beyond the rainbow. Each one has a fascinating story to tell. First programme broadcast on 4 Nov 2015, BBC4.

The Quizeum - National Maritime Museum

The Quizeum - episode 3 Part quiz, part panel show, The Quizeum celebrates the UK's unique and fascinating museums.
At the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the experts being put to the test by Griff Rhys Jones are historian Professor Kate Williams, historian specialising in European and Chinese ceramics Lars Tharp, former first sea lord Admiral Lord West, and physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski. First broadcast 8 April 2015, BBC4.

Climate Change: A Horizon Guide

Horizon - Climate Change Today, the topic of climate change is a major part of daily life, yet 40 years ago it was virtually unheard of. Since then, Horizon and the BBC have followed scientists as they have tried to unpick how the climate works and whether it is changing. Helen delves into this unique archive. First broadcast: 4 March 2015, BBC4.

Super Senses: The Secret Power Of Animals

Super Senses Helen has filmed a 3 part series (first episode shown on 19 Aug 2014 on BBC2) on the science of animal senses, which she presents with Patrick Aryee. Humans have an impressive array of physical senses, but there is still a lot that we can't see, hear or smell. Many animals can perceive far more of the physical world, and they communicate, hunt and disguise themselves in ways that humans can't detect directly. This series explores the science of how animals sense this hidden physical world, and what that extra insight allows them to do.

The Forum - BBC World Service

Bubbles - fragile gas filled spheres, sparkling champagne globules that fill your nose with fizz, pipe dreams that pop when the illusion grows too big: the Forum explores the mysterious world of bubbles. Bridget Kendall is joined by Helen Czerski, biomedical engineer Constantin Coussios and artist Bradley Hart who makes giant paintings using bubble wrap. First broadcast on 9 August 2014.

What's wrong with our weather?

Whats wrong with our weather A Horizon programme on whether the Jet Stream is changing. British weather has been unusual in the past few years. Helen and co-presenter John Hammond are exploring whether there are longer-term changes underway. First broadcast on BBC2, 17 July 2014.

Horizon - Longitude Prize 2014

To celebrate its 50th birthday, Horizon invites the public to play a role in tackling the greatest challenges facing science today. Helen is part of a special Horizon programme which launches the 10 million pound Longitude Prize 2014.
Horizon explores six potential challenges nominated by a new Longitude Committee, and launches a vote to determine which should be put forward as the new Longitude Prize. The question is 'if you had 10 million pounds to make one change to the world, what would you do?'. First broadcast on 22 May 2014, on BBC2.

The Sky at Night - Jupiter: Weather and Moons

The revamped Sky at Night - on BBC4. The team looks at why Jupiter has such extraordinary weather. Helen appears as guest presenter discussing the atmosphere of Jupiter. First broadcast 9 February 2014.

Dara O'Briain's Science Club - a second series

Science Club second seriesDara O’Briain hosts another 6 episodes of Science Club for BBC2. Accompanied by his regular team of Professor Mark Miodownik, Dr Helen Czerski and science journalist Alok Jha, along with some of the world’s most eminent scientists, Dara explores the ground-breaking ideas that are changing the world we live in. First broadcast 25 July 2013.

The Secret Life of the Sun - BBC2

Secret Life of the SunKate Humble and Helen reveal the inner workings of our very own star. It's more active now that it's been for a decade, sending eruptions of super-heated plasma and vast waves of radiation towards our planet - with the potential to disrupt our lives in dramatic ways.
First broadcast on BBC2, on 25 June 2013.

POP! The Science of Bubbles

Science of BubblesHelen presents a BBC4 programme all about the science of bubbles.
Bubbles may seem to be just fun toys, but they are also powerful tools that push back the boundaries of science. From the way animals behave to the way drinks taste, Helen shows how bubbles affect our world in all sorts of unexpected ways. The programme was first broadcast on 9 April 2013.

Dara O'Briain's Science Club

Science Club first seriesA six-part science magazine programme hosted by Dara O'Briain started on 6 November 2012 on BBC2. He was joined by materials scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik, neuroscientist Tali Sharot, journalist Alok Jha, and Helen Czerski. Helen was looking at "Cutting Edge" science projects for this series.

BBC2 Programme: Operation IcebergHelen with Cryoconite holes

In this 2-part programme, Operation Iceberg, Helen, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet, and Chris Van Tulleken join a team of scientists as they investigate the birth, life and death of icebergs. They were on the ice and at sea for six weeks, investigating the science of glaciers, how glaciers produce icebergs and why icebergs matter for our polar regions. It was an amazing expedition, connecting many strands of polar science and involving plenty of ice adventures. Filming took place in July and August 2012. See the videos, photos and diaries of the filming of Operation Iceberg. First broadcast 30 October and 1 November 2012.
You can track the progress of the Petermann Ice Island here.

BBC Radio4 - Museum of Curiosity

Prof John Lloyd and the museum's curator Jimmy Carr, with guests Sean Hughes, Dr Irving Finkel, and Helen Czerski. Helen donated a bubble. First broadcast on 29 Oct 2012.

BBC2 Horizon programme "The Transit of Venus"

Horizon television programme about the transit of Venus which occurred during the early morning of 6 June 2012. Helen co-presented with Liz Bonnin and Lucie Green, and Helen covered the science of the Venusian atmosphere. Broadcast on 5 June 2012. A video of this programme is available for use by schools and universities via the 'BBC Active' website.

BBC2 "Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey"

Joy of snow"Orbit" is the set of three programmes which explore the relationship between the Earth's orbit and the weather. Filming took place throughout the whole of 2011, and the programmes were first broadcast in March 2012.

Making the series videos, and "Joy of Snow".

The series is being rebroadcast on 4, 11 & 18 Dec 2014, and a DVD is available at the BBC Shop.

BBC2 Stargazing Challenges

Blue Peter science feature: BBC2 Stargazing Challenges. Broadcast originally in January 2012 and again in October 2012.

Scrapheap Challenge

welly flinging device Helen's first brief TV appearance was as captain of a three woman team competing in ITV's Scrapheap Challenge. They built a welly-flinging device but didn't win.