Peter Higgs documentary to be screened on BBC1

Image courtesy CERN.
Image courtesy CERN.

A 30-minute documentary called 'Particle Man' will be shown on BBC One (Scotland only) on Wednesday 17th April at 10.35pm. It will also be available on iPlayer for one week afterwards.

Particle Man features interviews with Peter Higgs and others from the University of Edinburgh and CERN.

Programme summary

Peter Higgs is the man behind one of the most remarkable scientific ideas of the past fifty years. He proposed the existence of a new particle, which would become known as the Higgs Boson. It took almost fifty years, and the construction of the world's largest machine, to prove his theory correct. Peter Higgs: Particle Man tells his story.

Peter Higgs: Particle Man page on BBC website.