QED (BBC-1 1982-1998)


UK / BBC One / x30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1982 – 1998

Producers: Alec Nisbett, Liz Tucker, Emma Walker, John Hayes-Fisher, Andrew Thompson

Long running and wide ranging documentary series that looked at all manner of subjects within, nominally, a scientific framework,. Everything from human sexual attraction to spontaneous human combustion to the way meat arrives in our supermarkets was looked at.

Neverless than riveting the series title was Latin for quod erat demonstrandum (which means “which is was had to be proven) but was always somewhat misunderstood by viewers at home. When QED wrapped up in 1998 the same team produced the very similar but more straight forwardly titled Living Proof.