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Look Around You: Water

September 9, 2011 Feeling My Age Comments

From the first series of Look Around You in 2002, the “Water” episode will take nine minutes of your life to watch but you won’t regret a second of it. Devised and made by Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper – with beautifully deadpan narration by Nigel Lambert.

Also, by way of a postscript, a new series has just been announced for Friday Night Dinner – the latest comedy venture by Robert P, which he writes and produces. It stars Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter and the rather lovely Tom Rosenthal (below).

Cast of Friday Night Dinner: Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Paul Ritter and Tom Rosenthal

Periodic Table by Look Around You

Child K has just started back at school after the summer holidays and has printed out the Periodic Table ready to take in to class. Took me back a few decades to my own days of trying to learn all this guff around… oh, 1965 or so. Except back then you couldn’t print yourself a copy off the interwebs – you had to learn it by heart from a book.

What you can also find on the internet is this naughty spoof by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz from their TV Science series Look Around You. Enlarge their version of the periodic table above by clicking it, and you’ll spot some interesting new elements nestling in among the regular ones.¬† BBC Comedy’s page featuring the original chart – archived from 2005 – is still available here. I particularly like¬† Mu (music) and Kr (kryptonite).

Close-up Of Spoof Periodic Table