Episode 1

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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 5 Episode 1 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Jem makes his own diamond and then proves they aren't forever. Dr Yan explains the science of popcorn, and Dallas investigates why we haven't cured cancer yet, meeting the team that hope to change that.

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  • Fire and ice

    Fire and ice

    If he's got the conditions just right, somewhere under the white heat of Jem's oxy-acetylene flame, diamond crystals are beginning to grow. Atom by atom.

  • Emma's story

    Emma's story

    Dallas talks to Emma Freeborn, who in 2005, at the age of 27, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watch this moving interview in the Clips section above.

  • Bang LIVE

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    See what happens when the Bang Goes the Theory team take their live show on the road.

    Find out how to apply for your free tickets to Bang LIVE
  • Liz takes flight in a Hawk

    Liz takes flight in a Hawk

    From series one, Liz Bonnin finds out what multitasking means to the fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force.

    Watch Liz learn what it takes to be a fighter pilot
  • One he prepared earlier

    One he prepared earlier

    What else can Jem make? Well, he celebrated the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser by making his own.

    Jem's homemade laser


Liz Bonnin
Dallas Campbell
Jem Stansfield
Yan Wong
Series Producer
Paul King
Series Editor
Dermot Caulfield


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