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Bang Goes the Theory

Series 7

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Bang Goes the Theory is back, with the first of eight episodes bringing you the science behind the headlines, and looking at the issues that have a real impact on all our lives. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hands-on science series. The team put sugar on trial, investigating whether it deserves its bad reputation. Plus Jem sets out to make some pure, white, granulated sugar of his own. Show more

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 7

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hands-on science series. The team look at things that may threaten the safety of your family on a daily basis and Liz finds out why old and young pedestrians may never be safe. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 7

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Science series. With the population of the UK topping 63 million, what are scientists and engineers doing to reduce the strain on our ageing infrastructure? The team investigate. 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

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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 7

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Science series. The team explore the new era of personal medicine, as Maggie Philbin looks at the rise of online diagnosis tools and puts them to the test against a real doctor. Show more

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 7

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team investigate what air pollution is, where it comes from, and what it is doing to us. Jem Stansfield reveals that cleaner-looking air does not mean healthier air. Show more

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

Series 7

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hands-on science series. In response to recent fears about the future of antibiotics, the team investigates germs and infection. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Jem Stansfield
Presenter:
Maggie Philbin
Series Producer:
Paul King
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 8

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

Series 8

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

Series 8

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

Bang Goes the Theory

Series 7

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hands-on science series. Following the horsemeat scandal, the team ask how much we really know about what's on our dinner plate, and investigate the world of food technology. Show more

Cash in the Celebrity Attic

Series 3

Episode 16: Maggie Philbin

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Gloria Hunniford and the team meet presenter Maggie Philbin at her London home. Maggie is looking to raise money for a charity to which she has a personal connection. Show more