094: Jo Durrant’s Science Movies

In our latest episode Jeff and Graham are speaking to BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Jo Durrant.

Jo hosts a wonderful science themed show called Jo Durrant’s Beautiful Universe. It should therefore come as no surprise for the theme of this show to be all things science. We talk both fact and fiction, as Jo reveals some of her favourite films.

For fiction we talk about ET and 2001 (be aware, we speak at length about the enigmatic ending of that latter film as we try to work out exactly what it meant!). Then there are the powerful fact based dramas First Man and Apollo 13.
That leads us neatly onto talking about space travel in general, returning again to documentaries (our big love at the moment – see also show 93).

Graham and Jeff bombard Jo with such questions as:

  • What is it like to wear a space suit?
  • How dangerous are space missions?
  • How do you respond to people who say the moon landings did not take place?
  • And many others.

So if you, like us, are missing the Beautiful Universe show, then come along with us and catch up with the wonderful Jo Durrant.
Thanks for listening.

Jo’s Top Five Science Movies:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Hidden Figures (2016)

First Man (2018)

Apollo 13 (1995)