Bang Goes the Theory

June 2014

Series 8: 7. Trains

3.0 42 x
HS2 may be the most exciting news in the world of railways, but by the time it is built the existing system may well have to cope with twice the number of passengers it does today. The team look at the many measures engineers are taking to ensure Britain's ageing rail system stays on track.

Series 8: 6. Flooding

3.0 21 x
With the waters receding, Bang Goes the Theory takes a more considered look at the recent floods. Did global warming play a part, or is this simply the extreme end of the natural cycle?
May 2014

Series 8: 5. Flu

3.0 22 x
We have got used to hearing scare stories about strange strains of flu with names like H1N1, but is there any real danger? Jem Stansfield explains flu on a cellular level, showing how it can mutate from a cause of winter snuffles to a virus capable of killing millions.

Series 8: 4. Ageing

3.0 18 x
The good news that we are living longer brings with it the bad news that many of us will suffer the ill effects of old age as a result.

Series 8: 3. Big Data

3.0 23 x
We are living through a revolution that is bigger than the world wide web. The technology we are all using every day is beginning to share our data gadget to gadget, storing and analysing unimaginable amounts of data. The use of our data now known as big data will change our world in ways unimaginable.

2. Cancer

3.0 24 x
Liz Bonnin explains how cells turn cancerous by blowing high-tech bubbles.(R)

8. Disaster Relief

3.0 13 x
A look at the problems the humanitarian community faces when tackling a disaster.
April 2014

1. Energy

3.0 16 x
The team investigate how close Britain might get to running out of electricity.(R)

Episode 8

3.0 16 x
The team investigate what air pollution is, where it comes from, and what it does to us.

Episode 7

3.0 17 x
Maggie Philbin looks at online diagnosis tools and tests them against a real doctor.
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