Eureka (UK TV series)

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Format Children's programme
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 32
Original channel BBC1 / BBC2

Eureka (sometimes referred to as Eureka!) is a British educational television series about science and inventiveness which was produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1981 to 1986. Devised and written by Clive Doig and Jeremy Beadle,[1] the series told the stories behind the inventions of commonplace objects.


Presented by Jeremy Beadle, then Sarah Greene and later Paul McDowell the show featured an ensemble cast who re-enacted the moments of invention or performed humorous sketches to deliver key facts and information. Notable cast members included Sylvester McCoy, Simon Gipps-Kent, Bernard Holley,[2] Madeline Smith, Mike Savage, Julia Binsted, Philip Fox and Jackie Clarke.[3]

Each show also featured a segment showcasing a madcap and not always reliable invention by Wilf Lunn often to the bemusement of McCoy or another of the regular cast.


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