Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiting a supermassive black hole. He is also an actor, comedian and approximately one half of Armstrong & Miller. He's presented a BBC Horizon documentary on temperature and a Radio 4 series about the history of particle physics, and wrote a regular science column in The Times. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut.
A witty and informative romp through our search for little green men that says as much about human ingenuity as it does about the aliens we seek * DARA O BRIAIN *
An eclectic and entertaining story, weaving together space exploration, the evolution of life on Earth, the Drake Equation and Egyptian hieroglyphs. That's non-trivial, as we say in physics, but Ben Miller manages it! * BRIAN COX *