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The Family Brain Games

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Dara O Briain hosts the ultimate test of cross-generational intelligence. In semi-finals week, the six remaining families battle it out to be crowned the winner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Executive Producer:
Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Executive Producer:
Simon Dickson
Director:
Hannah Lowes
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Steinberg
Production Company:
Label1 Television Ltd

The Family Brain Games

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

In the second semi-final, two more of last week’s winning families return to the games lab and go head to head in the ultimate test of intelligence in a bid to make it through to the final. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Executive Producer:
Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Executive Producer:
Simon Dickson
Director:
Hannah Lowes
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Steinberg
Production Company:
Label1 Television Ltd

The Family Brain Games

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

In the last semi-final, the competition reaches fever pitch. The fastest runners-up from the heats go head to head and need to push their brains to the limit in order to reach the final. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Executive Producer:
Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Executive Producer:
Simon Dickson
Director:
Hannah Lowes
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Steinberg
Production Company:
Label1 Television Ltd

The Family Brain Games

Series 1

Episode 8

Duration: 59 minutes

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

In the grand final, the three sharpest families attempt the final super-charged challenges with ultimate levels of difficulty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Executive Producer:
Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Executive Producer:
Simon Dickson
Director:
Hannah Lowes
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Steinberg
Production Company:
Label1 Television Ltd

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

Series 1

Episode 6: Denver Mill

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following family-run firms. Alex Polizzi is called in to a business without a clear identity, comprising of a windmill, a tea shop, gift shop and rental cottages. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

Series 1

Episode 5: Props and Frocks

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following family run businesses. Alex Polizzi is called in to a faltering fancy dress shop in Essex - Props and Frocks. Owner Adele is a stockaholic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

Series 1

Episode 2: The Chough Bakery

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following family run businesses. Alex Polizzi helps a family bakery in scenic Padstow, Cornwall, which does well in the summer but struggles every winter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

Series 1

Episode 3: Kettley's

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following family run businesses. Alex Polizzi is called in to a family-run furniture store in Yeadon, near Leeds, where outdated stock has led to dwindling profits. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 6: Invisible Worlds

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dara and the team shine a light on some of the mysterious and usually hidden worlds surrounding us, from our internal ecosystems to nanotechnology and more. Show more

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 3: Extinction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science. Here, Dara and guests take a weird and wonderful look at life, death and extinction. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Participant:
Mark Steel
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Participant:
Richard Fortey
Participant:
Lucy Cooke

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 1: Mindbending

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dara O Briain and his team of experts explore how much our brains give away about us and discover how illusions and machines can be used to manipulate the mind. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Plan B, Leona Lewis and Labrinth challenge a group of teenagers in east London to tell the story of their difficult lives by staging a music event for Hackney 2012. Show more

Contributors

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 5: Size Matters

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dara and the team reveal why size matters in science and how discoveries large and small are changing the way we view the universe, the economy and even our bodies. Show more

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

The Fixer Returns

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alex Polizzi returns to some of the businesses she helped. This episode she catches up with Chough's Bakery in Cornwall and Kettley's furniture shop in Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Chloe Court
Series Editor:
David Vallance
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Melanie Leach

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

The Fixer Returns

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alex Polizzi returns to Denver Mill - a mill, bakery and café business in Norfolk - and Courtyard Bridal Wear in Kettering to see how they have progressed since her last visit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Chloe Court
Series Editor:
David Vallance
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Melanie Leach

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 3: DIY Science

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dara O Briain and his team explore how powerful, affordable technology is ushering in a new era of DIY science that everyone can get involved in. Show more

Alex Polizzi - The Fixer

Series 1

Episode 4: Guidebridge MOT

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following family run businesses. Alex Polizzi lends her expert business skills to a failing family car repair garage in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Presenter:
Alex Polizzi
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Dan Adamson
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards
Executive Producer:
Neil Edwards

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 4: Space

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedian Josh Widdecombe joins Dara and the team of experts to take a peek into mankind's final frontier - space. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Participant:
Josh Widdicombe
Participant:
Josh Widdicombe
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Participant:
Martin Rees
Participant:
Martin Rees

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 5: Brain

Duration: 1 hour

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

Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science from lots of different and unexpected angles. The team take a look inside the brain. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Mark Miodownik
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Participant:
Jessica Hynes
Participant:
Jessica Hynes
Participant:
Uta Frith
Participant:
Uta Frith
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Production Manager:
Roger Houston

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 2

Episode 4: Future Fantastic

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dara and the team of experts look to the future as they meet a robot with a sense of touch, investigate plans to mine the moon and peruse the fashions of tomorrow. Show more