Anyone else watched the first part of Dr Brian Cox's new show? I did find the places he went to interesting and he is an enthusiastic and compelling guy to watch, but I thought it went on a bit too long and although what he said was interesting I found that I didn't much care. OK so stars will become white dwarves and then black dwarves and disappear..........so what? No-one will be around by then anyway. And yes it will take a really long time, we get it. Some of it was good, but the show could be 45 minutes and still get across the points he wants to make. I do think it is good to have a younger more "hip" type of presenter like Cox doing these shows though. It is people like him who encourage newer ounger viewers into watching science shows on TV. Most of the educational academic programs are still presented by old guys who, as good as they are, I think struggle to connectso well with younger audiences. David Attenborough, Simon Schama, David Starkey, Michael Palin, Dan Snow, Patrick Moore and so on are all great presenters who know a lot. But TV does need some decent younger presenters for the "intellectual" type shows, and by decent I don't mean irritating and pointless like Kate Humble or Fearne Cotton or Tess Daily.