BBC Studios’ very own video-on-demand service, BBC Player will now be available to all unifi and pre-unifi customers starting from 18th September 2018.
With the expansion of the BBC Player service, a new programme titled “Got Science?” will be coming to BBC Earth channel this coming Tuesday, hosted by Malaysia’s Godfather of stand-up comedy, Harith Iskander.
The science magazine show will show the comedian exploring and explaining the science of everyday life, using reason, logic, rationale, and of course, science! “When BBC approached for this programme, I was wondering if they’re getting the right person because science was never my favourite subject in school.”
“But they explained to me that it is a light-hearted programme, so they wanted me to provide some comedy to offset the seriousness. I said yes almost instantly since it’s a big opportunity to work with BBC. A channel I grew up with, so it’s not something I can say no to,” Harith told Hype Malaysia at the launch of BBC Player yesterday.
The 30-minute-8-episode series will delve into various themes from food, health, fitness, sports, anatomy and technology. “It is serious matters and issues but it is presented in a light, funny, and interesting manner, and that’s the best way to learn something. You are being entertained and at the same time you learned something.”
Harith will be injecting some Malaysian as well as Asian flavour to the programme by bringing in his own voice, touch and comedy style. This is because most of the topics in general deal with issues around Asia such as the durian fruit, which is commonly found in the Southeast Asian region.
The 52-year-old comedian also mentioned that he would be honoured if his show can be as good as Walt Disney’s science programme “Bill Nye the Science Guy”.
“I’m a great fan of Bill Nye. He’s a great actor and a great comedian. If BBC is able to bring me up to that level, I would be very grateful and honoured,” Harith added.
“Got Science?” is set to premiere on BBC Earth (channel 501, unifi TV) and BBC Player on Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 8.05pm.
Apart from BBC Earth, BBC Player also offers other BBC channels including BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Lifestyle, and CBeebies.
Unifi subscribers can get BBC Player on Apple and Google Play app stores for a free 30 days trial. After the free trial, the subscription will be priced at RM10 per month.