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Sketches from Cern

Sketch from Cern

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was switched on to great acclaim on Wednesday. Andrew Marr was there to mark the moment for Radio 4 and produced these sketches.

Sketch from Cern

"These are very fast, done on the wing between broadcasting," the presenter said.

Sketch from Cern

Prof Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith is a theoretical physicist and was director general of Cern for five years. There were anxious and proud - moments as the LHC began to work.

Sketch from Cern of Lyn Evans, scientist at Cern

"I think you can tell a lot about people by looking at them from behind: Lyn [Evans] with his hands plunged into his trousers was finally wallowing in success: some of the faces came from earlier, tenser moments," Andrew Marr explains.

Sketch from Cern

"The contol room was boring to draw - like a school sports hall filled with computers. The other sketch is of the three things essential for radio - mike, headphones and water!"

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