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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Dr Michael Mosley explores our earliest attempts to tackle infection and how scientists, chemists and doctors from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey helped us win the battle. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

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Jim Al-Khalili tells how the first 'natural philosophers' began to unlock electricity's mysteries, studying its curious link to life and building instruments to create it. Show more

How to Build...

Series 2

Episode 2: A Super Car

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following Formula One racing team McLaren as they build a road car, the MP4-12C, using some of their cutting-edge F1 technology. Show more

How to Build...

Series 2

Episode 1: A Super Jumbo Wing

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following some of the people who work at the two main Airbus factories in the UK, including engineers, designers and the people who build the massive A380 wings. Show more

How to Build...

Series 2

Episode 3: A Satellite

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following manufacturer Astrium as they assemble one of the most complicated machines in the world, a state-of-the-art communication satellite. Show more

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Episode 2: The Age of Invention

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for years

Jim Al-Khalili shows how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 12 months

Dr Michael Mosley explores how scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as cures, a story that encompasses the planet's most deadly substances. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Special programme telling the dramatic story of the Cutty Sark, the world-famous clipper ship, from her launch in 1869 to the modern-day conservation work to save her. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Series Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Producer:
Esther Ingram

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

VE Day 70

Episode 2: The Cenotaph

Duration: 1 hour

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

To mark the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, a service of remembrance takes place at the Cenotaph in London. Dan Snow presents. Show more

Contributors

Commentator:
Eddie Butler
Producer:
Tim Fransham
Director:
John Smith
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Presenter:
Dan Snow

Series

VE Day 70

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nigel Slater and Adam Henson look at the disappearing notion of seasonality in our food, looking at spring lamb and aiming to put us back in touch with nature's food cycle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Slater
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Series Producer:
Kate Shiers
Producer:
Eileen Inkson

Duration: 1 hour

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

Nigel Slater and Adam Henson look at Britain's heritage foods - the old favourites still on our shopping lists - and how the way they are cooked and who eats them has changed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Slater
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill
Series Producer:
Kate Shiers

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

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Sir Terry Wogan discovers why timing is everything as he explores the human body clock, a ticking timepiece that lives in our brain and controls the daily rhythms of our body. Show more