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Science and the Media - can we trust TV?

Author and TV producer Dr Simon Singh: When science documentaries go wrong


TV producers have to entertain, inform and grab large audiences in an
increasingly competitive media market. How do they balance accuracy with excitement?
Simon Singh discusses various science documentaries and gives
his opinion on where things went right, and where they went horribly wrong.

After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh joined the BBC and worked as a director and producer on programmes such as Tomorrow's World and Horizon.
He has also presented programmes on Radio 4, BBC4 and Channel 4.

He is best known as the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang.
His next book is published in April - Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial.


Speaker(s):

Dr Simon Singh | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

1 April 2008 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Penderels Oak
283 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7HP
020 7242 5669

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Organised by:

The Skeptic Magazine
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