Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

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GREAT THINKERS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS 9PM, BBC4 What this three-part series sadly needs is someone to pull it all together. It's full of fascinating archive snippets, but it remains snippety. Having said which, there's a rich haul of oddities in this final episode, including FR Leavis sounding bonkers, a wild-eyed John Berger hacking up a Botticelli, and Jonathan Miller defending Susan Sontag against a choleric assault -- "Woolly-minded! If she's got a mind!" -- from Bernard Levin.

HORIZON 9PM, BBC2 What sits at the bottom of the sea and looks for neutrinos? A telescope, according to this bewildering edition of Horizon, which is full of telescopes that look like rusted iron beds but pick up things called cosmic rays, telescopes that fly about in aircraft in pursuit of a nebula known as Frosty Leo, a very big telescope in the Atacama Desert, known as The Very Big Telescope and, most puzzling of all, a telescope lurking on the sea bed off Toulon. …

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