Image for Can you hear a snail?

Can you hear a snail?

Duration: 06:06

How loud is a slithering snail and what's the footfall of a centipede? Jem Stansfield takes an assortment of creepy crawlies and sound recordist Chris Watson to a very very quiet room to find out. Shhh!

Available since: Mon 19 Mar 2012


Jem Stansfield
Chris Watson
Series Producer
Paul King
Executive Producer
Tina Fletcher-Hill

This clip is from

Bang Goes the Theory Series 6, Episode 2

2/8 The team asks if modern life is damaging our ears. Jem records a centipede's footsteps.

First broadcast: 19 Mar 2012

Image for Episode 2 Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss