Programme Index

Discover 10,249,320 listings and 230,570 playable programmes from the BBC

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 4: Ageing

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The good news that we are living longer brings with it the bad news that many of us will suffer the ill effects of old age as a result.

Maggie Philbin looks at how our muscles and bones change as we get older. Liz Bonnin explains how bones are made and how they weaken with age, then looks at a human brain growing in a petri dish, that could pave the way for a cure to diseases like Alzheimer's.

Finally the team are joined by Sir Terry Wogan, who goes on a personal quest to find out if there are any drugs currently available which could reduce his risk of developing dementia. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Maggie Philbin
Presenter:
Terry Wogan
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Series Producer:
Ed Booth

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More