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Charkh
چرخ
A shot from behind the scene of Charkh TV program by Milad Nouri and Shahriar Rabbani.jpg
A shot from behind the scene of Charkh TV program by Milad Nouri and Shahriar Rabbani
Created by Maryam Firoozi
Starring Shariar Rabbani, Milad Nouri, Iman Vakili as host
Country of origin  Iran
Original language(s) Persian
No. of episodes 200+
Production
Executive producer(s) Mahdi Boroomand
Running time 50 minutes
Release
Original network Channel 4 (Iran)
Original release September 2015 (2015-09)

Charkh (Persian: چرخ lit. "wheel") is an Iranian television talk show that has aired on IRIB TV4 since 2015. Each episode focuses on scientific topics and is approximately 75 minutes in length. The series airs every working day-night (six days a week).

Theme

The show is aired live and nationwide every evening during the weekdays according to the Iranian calendar on Channel 4. Shariar Rabbani and Milad Nouri () perform as presenters and the program in each episode hosts guest(s) from the Iranian scientific community in one of the following fields:

  • Technology and engineering
  • Medical science
  • Fundamental science
  • Cognitive sciences, philosophy, and history of science
  • Environment and natural resources

The program is an interactive discussion between the host and the guest rather than a monologue stream and the discussion may be enriched with presentations, slide shows, movie clips, or graphics related to the subject. In Charkh it has been aimed to present an attractive science-based discussion using a live program with a language compatible with the appetite of Iranian youth.

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