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Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 1: Energy

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Series presenting the science behind the headlines. Jem Stansfield, Liz Bonnin and Maggie Philbin investigate how close Britain might get to running out of electricity. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 2: Cancer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series presenting the science behind the headlines. Liz Bonnin explains how cells turn cancerous by blowing high-tech bubbles, and Jem Stansfield builds a radiotherapy gun. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 3: Big Data

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Series presenting the science behind the headlines. Liz Bonnin sees how big data monitors Rolls Royce jet engines, and Jem Stansfield creates a low-tech computer system. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 4: Ageing

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Science series. The team investigate the ill effects of old age. Maggie Philbin looks at how our muscles change as we get older, and Liz Bonnin explains how bones are made. Show more

Contributors

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

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

Episode 6: Flooding

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Science series. Did global warming play a part in the recent floods, or is it the extreme end of the natural cycle? Maggie Philbin investigates the threat of storm surge. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

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Episode 8: Disaster Relief

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series presenting the science behind the headlines. Maggie Philbin looks at the problems the humanitarian community faces when tackling a disaster. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

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Episode 7: Trains

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series presenting the science behind the headlines. The team look at the many measures engineers are taking to ensure Britain's ageing rail system stays on track. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

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Episode 5: Flu

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Science series. The team look at flu and its different strains. Jem Stansfield explains the disease on a cellular level, while Liz Bonnin witnesses the manufacture of vaccines. Show more