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The Life Scientific

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Running time  30 minutes
Hosted by  Jim Al-Khalili
Home station  BBC Radio 4
No. of episodes  137
Air dates  11 October 2011 (2011-10-11) to 28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)
Website  www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015sqc7

The Life Scientific is a BBC Radio 4 science programme, presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, in which each episode is dedicated to the biography and work of one living scientist.

A variety of third parties contribute anecdotes about each programme's subject.

The programme is broadcast on Tuesday mornings in the United Kingdom, and is available online via iPlayer, as is an archive of past issues.

The programme's BBC Programme Identifier (PID; a unique identifier) is b015sqc7.


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The Life Scientific Wikipedia

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