Forces Of Nature With Brian Cox
Tuesday, ABC, 8.30pm
If the barrage of Olympics coverage is not quite stimulating the grey matter, the ABC has you covered with their “focus on science”. Physicist Brian Cox (right) presents this four-part series, with tonight’s episode focusing on how Earth’s matter becomes the building blocks for everyday life. Cox celebrates all that is wonderful about the world and his travels take him from the sulphur mined from Indonesian volcanos to the glowing squid lighting their way off the coast of Japan. Fun fact: Cox was the keyboard player for Irish pop band D:Ream who had the hit song “Things Can Only Get Better”. Doesn’t that make you love him that little bit more?