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A shot from behind the scene of Charkh, aired live on 12 August 2017. Shariar Rabbani as presenter, and Ehsan Houshfar as guest
Created byMaryam Firoozi[1]
StarringShariar Rabbani, Milad Nouri, Iman Vakili as host
Country of origin Iran
Original language(s)Persian
No. of episodes200+
Executive producer(s)Mahdi Boroomand
Running time50 minutes
Original networkChannel 4 (Iran)
Original releaseSeptember 2015
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Charkh (Persian: چرخ‎ lit. "wheel") is an Iranian television talk show that has aired on IRIB TV4 since 2015.[1] Each episode focuses on scientific topics and is approximately 75 minutes in length. The series airs every working day night (six days a week).


The show is aired live and nationwide every evening during the week days according to Iranian calendar on Channel 4. Shariar Rabbani performs as the presenter and the program in each episode hosts guest(s) from Iranian scientific community in one of the following fields:

  • Technology and engineering
  • Medical science
  • Fundamental science
  • Cognitive sciences, philosophy and history of science
  • Environment and natural resources[1]

The program is an interactive discussion between the host and the guest rather than a monologue stream and the discussion may be enriched with presentations, slide show, movie clips or graphics related to the subject.[1] In Charkh it has been aimed to present an attractive science-based discussion using a live program with a language compatible with the appetite of Iranian youth.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Charkh on TV4". Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ ""چرخ" جذابیت‎های علم را نشان می‌دهد/ تاثیر حضور مجریان باهوش". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in Persian). 11 October 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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