Series 1

Dara and his team of experts tackle some of the biggest ideas in science, with subjects including the brain, space, music and reproduction.

  • Music

    6/6 Dara O Briain and his team of experts explore the science behind music.

    First broadcast: 30 Dec 2012

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  • Brain

    5/6 Dara O Briain and his team of experts take a weird and wonderful look at the brain.

    First broadcast: 04 Dec 2012

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  • Space

    4/6 Dara and guests turn their attentions to the infinite and mind-boggling topic of space.

    First broadcast: 27 Nov 2012

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  • Episode 3

    3/6 Dara and guests turn their attentions to life, death and extinction.

    First broadcast: 20 Nov 2012

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  • Albert Einstein

    2/6 Dara and his team of experts look at the father of modern physics, Albert Einstein.

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2012

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Music

6/6 Dara O Briain and his team of experts explore the science behind music.

Thu 31 Jan 2013 00:20 BBC Two

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  • Episode 6 guest experts

    Professor Trevor Cox and Dr Alex Lamont

    Dara is joined in the studio by acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox and music psychologist Dr Alexandra Lamont.

  • Replay web chats with experts

    Professor Steve Jones

    Are we more genetically diverse than chimpanzees? Find out as five experts, including Professor Steve Jones, answer your science questions.

    Read the web chats with experts

  • Special guests talk silly science

    James May

    Comedians Marcus Brigstocke, Josh Widdicombe, Ed Byrne, Jessica Hynes and James May (pictured) share their thoughts on how science is presented in films and on television.

    Watch the video at BBC News

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