Tuesday, 23 July 2013

How many physicists does it take to change a lightbulb?

A little while ago, the BBC solicited scientists to tell jokes on the TV as part of series.  Each episode was supposed to consist of a particular group of people, connected only in some non-comedic way, telling jokes.  It started with old jews and seems to have passed through vicars, and has now reached scientists.  Only, with scientists, the BBC went for the pejorative boffins instead.

The boffins show is on tomorrow night, at 10pm on BBC4.  Unless they've cut me out, I'll be in there.  The preview, below, starts with my colleague Paddy Regan: