January 14, 2018 at midday on BBC Radio 3
In Michael Berkeley's programme Private Passions, Helen talks about music, and about the influence music has had on her life.
Expected broadcast date: December 2017 - January 2018 on BBC4
New BBC series on Temperature
Temperature is so much more than a nice hot cup of tea or the cool of a winter breeze. In this spectacular three part series, Helen will explore the incredible science of temperature. She’ll take us from a starting point of a simple human sensation deep into the world of molecular physics, fluid dynamics and high-energy plasmas to reveal the mind-bending science that lies at the heart of this most immediate of our senses. She’ll uncover what’s really going on when we heat something up or cool it down, discover the weird physics of the most extreme temperatures in the universe and reveal how our increasing understanding of temperature drove the greatest breakthroughs in human civilisation.
March 2, 2017 on BBC4
Helen explores the world of sound, investigating the hidden sounds of volcanos, the secrets of the human voice, and the beauty behind the sound of Big Ben. In two episodes.
January 23, 2017 on BBC2
Horizon delves into the science of hair. Helen is co-presenting with Anne Glover, Zoe Williams and Laura Waters.
November 30, 2015 on BBC4
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.
November 04, 2015 on BBC4
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.
April 08, 2015 on BBC4
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.
March 04, 2015 on BBC4
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.
August 19, 2014 on BBC6 Radio
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.
July 17, 2014 on BBC2
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.
May 22, 2014 on BBC2
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?'.
February 09, 2014 on BBC4
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.
July 25, 2013 on BBC2
Dara 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.
June 25, 2013 on BBC2
Kate 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.
April 09, 2013 on BBC4
Helen 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.
November 06, 2012 on BBC2
A 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.
October 30-November 01, 2012 on BBC2
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. You can track the progress of the Petermann Ice Island here.
June 05, 2012 on BBC2
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. A video of this programme is available for use by schools and universities via the 'BBC Active' website.
March, 2012 on BBC2
"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.
The series was rebroadcasted on 4, 11 & 18 Dec 2014, and a DVD is available at the BBC Shop.
September 28, 2017 on BBC Radio 4
The Shocking Surprise Why do we get static shocks?
The team uncover some slightly unethical science experiments on static electricity from the 1700s. Hannah Fry uses a Leyden Jar to demonstrate how static electricity works with help from her glamorous assistant, Adam Rutherford. Spoiler Alert: it doesn't end well for Adam.
They discover what makes some people more susceptible to static shocks, and how bees and spiders have harnessed the awesome power of electricity.
Featuring electromagnetism scientist Rhys Phillips and physicist Helen Czerski.
Presenters: Adam Rutherford, Hannah Fry
September 14, 2017
This is the talk Helen gave at TEDxManchester in February 2017.
March 1, 2017 on BBC 6 Music
Katie Puckrik talks to Helen about two new BBC4 television programmes which explore sound. They discuss the sounds of whales, dolphins, rumbling volcanos, bats, bull whips, the extraordinary movements in the human tongue when you sing, and the high pitch sounds some of us cannot hear.
February 13, 2017
Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. In this episode of TalkNerdy, Cara is joined in studio in Los Angeles by Helen. They talk about the science of bubbles, the current science landscape in broadcast television, and Helen's new book "Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life".
January 16, 2017 on BBC Radio4
Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes - hosted by Robin Ince and Brian Cox. Helen appears with Russell Kane and Danielle George, in the first programme of the new series, recorded at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry: Episode 1 of Series 15 (at 4:30pm).
December 29, 2016 on BBC Radio4
Adam Rutherford puts listeners' science questions to his team of experts: physicist Helen Czerski, cosmologist Andrew Pontzen and biologist Yan Wong. Queries include gravity on sci-fi space ships, how animals would evolve on the low gravitational field of the Moon, gravitational waves, mimicry in parrots, sea level rise, the accelerating university, dinosaur intelligence, the Higgs field and concerns about oxygen levels in the atmosphere.
December 11, 2016 on Channel 4
Helen returns to Channel 4's Sunday morning show, hosted by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer - Episode 44 (Helen appears at 21 minutes).
December 05, 2016
'Mind-expanding Monday' - Geoff Lloyd asks Helen some very interesting questions about every day physics. Listen to the podcast (interview starts at 23 minutes).
October 27, 2016
A comedy-literary podcast with Josie Long and Robin Ince. In Episode 5, Helen joins Josie and Robin to talk about the science of every day things.
November 09, 2016 on BBC Radio4
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.
December 31, 2015 on BBC Radio4
New Year Eve's 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.
August 09, 2014 on 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.
October 29, 2012 on BBC Radio4
Prof John Lloyd and the museum's curator Jimmy Carr, with guests Sean Hughes, Dr Irving Finkel, and Helen Czerski. Helen donated a bubble.
January, 2012 on BBC2
Blue Peter science feature: BBC2 Stargazing Challenges. Broadcast originally in January 2012 and again in October 2012.