Episode 1: "What makes it all tick?"
Original air date: 5 April 1982
We learn about the laws of nature, and how our curiosity leads to more knowledge.
Episode 2: "Base, Noble and Precious"
Original air date: 12 April 1982
We look at metals and their importance in modern life. Tony Fridjhon explains progress in this field.
Episode 3: "The Fourth State"
Original air date: 19 April 1982
For many years, scientists recognised three fundamental forms of matter, namely solid, liquid and gas. Then a fourth, plasma, was identified. We look at this important state.
Episode 4: "Science on the Wing"
Original air date: 26 April 1982
We look at man’s urge to fly and how this wish was only realised in the twentieth century.
Episode 5: "A Better Understanding"
Original air date: 3 May 1982
Medical professionals and scientists often work hand in hand. We look at the work of medical physicists and the part they play in modern medicine.