Eureka (UK TV series)
|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, 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, Madeline Smith, Mike Savage, Julia Binsted, Philip Fox and Jackie Clarke.
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.
- http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article3279652.ece Jeremy Beadle: The Times Obituary
- Bernard Holley - Filmography
- http://web.archive.org/web/20080409001722/http://www.brechin.com/credits/credits.htm Clive Doig's Official Site, archived at The Internet Archive
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/eureka.shtml The show's title sequence
- Eureka at the Internet Movie Database
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDzadukw-u4 'The Digital Watch Sketch'
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