K-9 returns to our screens this week as part of the new series of Stargazing LIVE. The Doctor’s faithful metal friend will be appearing in all three ‘Back to Earth’ shows as the new question master, posing a ‘space brainteaser’ to a number of special guests…
Stargazing LIVE is back on BBC Two for a third three-night series from tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 January) and aims to encourage everyone – from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur – to make the most of the night sky.
Professor Brian Cox (who many will recall from his cameo appearance in The Power of Three) and Dara O Briain will broadcast from the control room of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, interacting live with the audience and calling on a starry collection of the country’s finest astronomical minds to explore the wonders of the cosmos. You can find out more about the series at the BBC’s Stargazing LIVE pages.
Immediately after each episode of Stargazing LIVE, Brian Cox, Dara O Briain and their guests return for an extra half hour of chat, debate and audience participation in three shows called Back to Earth. And that’s where K-9 will be on hand to give the benefit of his experience traveling amongst the stars!
British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died, aged 89, his friends and colleagues have said.
Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever.
He wrote dozens of books on astronomy and his research was used by the US and the Russians in their space programmes.
Described by one of his close friends as “fearlessly eccentric”, Sir Patrick was notable for his habit of wearing a monocle on screen and his idiosyncratic style.
Sir Patrick presented the first edition of The Sky at Night on 24 April 1957. He last appeared in an episode broadcast on Monday.
Sir Patrick Moore is known to Whovians for his cameo appearance (as himself) in the Eleventh Doctor’s first episode, “The Eleventh Hour.”