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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 7 Episode 1 of 8

Bang Goes the Theory is back, with the first of eight episodes bringing you the science behind the headlines, and looking at the issues that have a real impact on all our lives.

From food-fraud to flu, from plastics to poisons, and from superbugs to sugar, TV science legend Maggie Philbin joins presenters Liz Bonnin and Jem Stansfield as the team investigate the science that makes sense of the stories that affect us all.

Over the course of this series: Maggie finds out if planes really are the incubators of disease we think they are, while Liz explains why antibiotics are running out; Jem discovers how gasses are used to keep food fresh, while Liz explores the DNA testing used to identify food that isn't what it claims to be; the team put sugar and plastics on trial to find out if they really are as much of a health risk as some might believe - discovering some surprising new medical uses for both; and child safety comes under the microscope as we ask why the same accidents put young people at risk year after year.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Mar 2013 19:00
BBC Two Northern Ireland, Wales only

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Role Contributor
PresenterLiz Bonnin
PresenterJem Stansfield
PresenterMaggie Philbin
Series ProducerPaul King
Executive ProducerTina Fletcher-Hill

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