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The Big Life Fix

Inventing the Impossible

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The team try to help a young ballerina who has lost a leg, an elderly man who is deaf, and a disabled Dad who wants to cook for his family. Show more

The Big Life Fix

Inventing the Impossible

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

A boy with Tourette’s needs help to control his tics, a paralysed man is determined to be independent, and the parents of a disabled child ask for help to make his legs stronger. Show more

Contributors

Expert:
Ross Atkin
Expert:
Ruby Steel
Expert:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Executive Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Manager:
Eleanor Roffe
Production Company:
Studio Lambert
Director:
John Deol
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary. Designer and engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the world of material science, uncovering the innovations in manufacturing that are set to change the world we live in. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Director:
Paul Vanezis
Consultant:
Alexander Forsey
Production Manager:
Lucy Gardner
Off-line editing:
Nadia Iqbal
Executive Producer:
Jeremy Lee
Executive Producer:
Alan Holland
On-line editing:
Chris Batham

The Big Life Fix

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The UK's leading inventors build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need. The inventors help a photographer who can no longer use his hands to operate a camera. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Participant:
Haiyan Zhang
Participant:
Jude Pullen
Participant:
Ross Atkin
Participant:
Yusuf Muhammad
Participant:
Zoe Laughlin
Participant:
Ruby Steel
Participant:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Tim Harcourt
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Series Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Company:
Studio Lambert
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

The Big Life Fix

Children in Need Special 2017

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Reeve joins some of the UK's leading designers and engineers as they attempt to build ingenious solutions to help children in need. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Expert:
Ross Atkin
Expert:
Ruby Steel
Expert:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Tom Watt Smith
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

The Big Life Fix

Inventing the Impossible

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The inventors help a disabled man who dreams of snowboarding, a hairdresser who was born with one hand, and a young man who could die if his skin is exposed to sunlight. Show more

Planespotting Live

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Peter Snow hosts the final episode of Planespotting Live from an aeropark. Tonight, we are looking at military planes, the fastest and most innovative of them all. Show more

Planespotting Live

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Peter Snow, joined by avid planespotter Andi Peters, leads the nation in a glorious mass planespot. Show more

Planespotting Live

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Peter Snow and Andi Peters present the second programme of Planespotting Live where their attention turns to spotting the workhorses of the sky - the short-haul planes. Show more

The Big Life Fix

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The UK's top inventors build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need. Seven-year-old Rosie wants the team to invent a new medical helmet for her that is less visible. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Participant:
Haiyan Zhang
Participant:
Jude Pullen
Participant:
Ross Atkin
Participant:
Yusuf Muhammad
Participant:
Zoe Laughlin
Participant:
Ruby Steel
Participant:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Tim Harcourt
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Series Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Company:
Studio Lambert
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

The Big Life Fix

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The UK's leading inventors build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need. The team attempt to build a BMX bicycle for a young boy who was born with no hands or feet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Participant:
Haiyan Zhang
Participant:
Jude Pullen
Participant:
Ross Atkin
Participant:
Yusuf Muhammad
Participant:
Zoe Laughlin
Participant:
Ruby Steel
Participant:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Tim Harcourt
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Series Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Company:
Studio Lambert
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

The Big Life Fix

Inventing the Impossible

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The inventors help the parents of a child who suffers life-threatening seizures, an elderly lady who is struggling to remain independent, and a disabled man who dreams of sailing. Show more

Contributors

Expert:
Ross Atkin
Expert:
Ruby Steel
Expert:
Ryan White
Executive Producer:
Ros Ponder
Executive Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Manager:
Eleanor Roffe
Production Company:
Studio Lambert
Executive Producer:
Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer:
Caskey Ebeling
Production Company:
Not Impossible Labs

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin chronicle the history of rubbish and explore how what we throw away tells us about the way we live our lives. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

George McGavin and Zoe Laughlin investigate the revolutionary science finding vital renewable resources and undiscovered life in sewage. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Lucy Worsley teams up with Zoe Laughlin in an ambitious attempt to recreate one of the earliest and most spectacular fireworks displays in England, designed for Queen Elizabeth I. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Producer:
Nigel Levy
Director:
Sid Bennett
Production Company:
STV Productions
Executive Producer:
Peter Collins
Production Manager:
Lucy Beveridge
Production Manager:
Scott Leadbetter
Editor:
Gary Scott
On-line editing:
Neil Allan

How to Make

Series 1

The Toothbrush

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 days

Designer and materials engineer Zoe Laughlin explores the science - and conducts her own experiments - behind creating a more sustainable solution for brushing our teeth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Executive Producer:
Sarah Trigg
Executive Producer:
Maia Liddell
Producer:
Jake Clifford
Producer:
Ekta Walia
Director:
Darren Coates
Director:
Paul Kittel
Production Company:
Wonder

How to Make

Series 1

Headphones

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 days

Zoe Laughlin is on a mission to build her own pair of headphones. In search of inspiration, she heads to Hull University to discover an exciting new substance that can turn any surface into a speaker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Director:
Darren Coates
Producer:
Darren Coates
Director:
Paul Kittel
Producer:
Paul Kittel
Executive Producer:
Maia Liddell
Executive Producer:
Sarah Trigg
Production Company:
Wonder

How to Make

Series 1

The Trainer

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 14 days

Designer and materials engineer Zoe Laughlin dismantles the trainer to understand its form, function and material before building her own bespoke version of an everyday classic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Laughlin
Production Manager:
James Wallace
Executive Producer:
Sarah Trigg
Executive Producer:
Maia Liddell
Producer:
Jake Clifford
Producer:
Ekta Walia
Director:
Paul Vanezis
Production Company:
Wonder