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Duration: 1 hour

Greg Foot buckles up for a 13.7 billion year trip through time, to answer the biggest question of them all - where do we come from?

But the last thing you'll find in this programme is a particle accelerator. All Greg needs is the stuff that's lying around. So, you want to prove the Big Bang really happened? Easy - it can all be done by playing guitar at 60 mph and blowing up a watermelon in super slow-motion.

What about calculating the speed of light? By microwaving ants on full power, of course.

Whether Greg is squeezing a car into suitcase or making Big Ben strike 13 o'clock - this is the story of how we all got here, as you've never seen it before.

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Wed 17 Nov 2010 03:10 BBC Three

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  • BBC Blog: Secrets of the Universe

    BBC Blog: Secrets of the Universe

    Read Greg Foot's blog to find out what sort of things he gets up to behind-the-scenes and catch an exclusive clip of him exploding a paddling pool.

    Go to the Secrets of the Universe blog


Greg Foot
Daniel Child
Daniel Child
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Andrew Cohen


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