Episode 7

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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 6 Episode 7 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

The team looks at some of the biggest travel nightmares. Liz investigates what causes traffic jams, whether lane switching works, and how to beat travel sickness. Meanwhile Jem heads for his workshop to build his own solution to traffic jams: a home-made, man-powered aeroplane.

  • Dr Yan's answers on YouTube

    Dr Yan's answers on YouTube

    If you can't view the videos on the Bang website - perhaps you're using an iOS device - then here's Dr Yan on the BBC YouTube channel instead.

    Watch Dr Yan's latest videos on YouTube
  • Human-powered plane - Jem's view

    Human-powered plane - Jem's view

    Even for a man who's scaled sheer walls with vacuum gloves, attempting to fly using muscle power alone is a daunting challenge. Find out what it's like to try and pedal into the sky.

    Jem blogs about his human-powered plane
  • Human-powered plane - Director's view

    Bang's inventor-engineer has a degree in aeronautics, but he's never tried to build a flying machine. Alex Freeman explains how his latest build came about.

    Director Alex Freeman blogs about Jem's plane
  • Testing a wing's carbon fibre beam

    Testing a wing's carbon fibre beam


Liz Bonnin
Dallas Campbell
Jem Stansfield
Series Producer
Paul King
Executive Producer
Tina Fletcher-Hill


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