Developing and testing new sun creams

Scientists developing new cosmetics growing cultures of human skin tissue for research.

Fleming and the discovery of penicillin

Sir Alexander Fleming on how he discovered the world's first antibiotic, penicillin.

How is cola produced?

Jimmy Doherty reveals the secrets of cola in his food factory.

How is sugar refined?

Jimmy Doherty discovers how sugar is refined.

How salad leaves are prepared for supermarkets

Jimmy discovers how salad producers keep the bugs out of the bags.

Scientific approaches to cooking

Interviews with chefs involved in scientific innovation in the kitchen.

The science behind make-up

Rani Price learns about the chemistry involved in making cosmetics.