Break the Science Barrier

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Break the Science Barrier
Produced by John Gau
Written by Richard Dawkins
Starring Richard Dawkins,
Douglas Adams,
David Attenborough,
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Music by Paddy Kingsland
Cinematography Bob Jones, Sam Montague
Edited by John Hackney
Distributed by Channel 4 (television), The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (DVD)
Release date
30 October 1996 (television),
7 February 2008 (DVD)
Running time
50 mins. approx.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Break the Science Barrier DVD release notice". 2008-03-01. 

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