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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

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

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 4 months

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 Red Button One

Available for 4 months

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 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

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

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 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 FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Medical history series. Michael Mosley discovers what pain is and how we were able to control it with the discovery of morphine at the beginning of the 19th century. 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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary following actor and writer Maureen Lipman on a personal journey as she explores through her own recollections how memory works. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Nigel Slater and Adam Henson continue their mission to reconnect Britain with the origins of food. Nigel shows how to make popular processed foods, and Adam attempts to grow rice. 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 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

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

In celebration of the diamond jubilee, Rolf Harris joins Anneka Rice and a team of sixty inspirational artists as they try to capture sixty years of royal history on canvas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anneka Rice
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher-Hill

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nigel Slater and Adam Henson join forces to sow, grow, rear and cook Britain's favourite foods, from a farm in the Cotswolds. Nigel cooks the UK's favourite ready meal, lasagne. Show more

Contributors

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

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Episode 3: Revelations and Revolutions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 4 months

Jim Al-Khalili concludes by looking at how, if we could understand the secret of electrical superconductivity, we could once again transform the world. Show more

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