Break the Science Barrier
|Break the Science Barrier|
Cover of the DVD released by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
|Produced by||John Gau|
|Written by||Richard Dawkins|
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
|Music by||Paddy Kingsland|
|Cinematography||Bob Jones, Sam Montague|
|Editing by||John Hackney|
|Distributed by||Channel 4 (television), The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (DVD)|
|Release date(s)||1996 (television),
7 February 2008 (DVD)
|Running time||50 mins. approx.|
Break the Science Barrier is a 1996 television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins, which promotes the viewpoint that scientific endeavour is not only useful, but also intellectually stimulating and exciting. Featuring interviews with many well-known figures from the world of science and beyond, it was originally broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom — the first of a series of collaborations between Dawkins and the station — before being released on DVD more than a decade later. The documentary contains many of the themes later expounded in his book Unweaving the Rainbow, which was published two years after the initial broadcast.
- "Break the Science Barrier DVD release notice". RichardDawkins.net. 2008-03-01.