Bang Goes the Theory - Series 6
Fridays at 8.30pm, from November 22
From the sound of snails, biscuit-powered motorbikes and clever dogs, via cyber crime, mob mentality and a world without plugs, to health-risks from mobile phones, traffic-jams, dehydration, and caffeine – nothing is off limits as the team answer today’s trickiest questions and make science inspiring, engaging and fun.
Brazil with Michael Palin
Saturdays at 8.30pm, from November 9
Michael Palin visits Brazil for the very first time, travelling from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, to meet the people and visit the places that shape this nation.
Tuesdays at 8.30pm, from November 12
Michael Portillo embarks on a railway adventure, that will take him across the heart of Europe.
Having spent time working as a Brit in San Jose on a local newspaper then in New York on Spy magazine, Louis got his break acting as British correspondent on Michael Moore’s new programme TV Nation. From there, he began to host his own shows initially investigating sub-cultures in America and across the globe, and later exploring the culture of celebrity in several high-profile documentaries.
As well as being a writer, adventurer and ambassador for numerous charities, Ben Fogle has presented a multitude of programmes for the BBC including Animal Park, Wild In Africa, Countryfile, Crufts, One Man and His Dog and Extreme Dreams with Ben Fogle.
He's also completed the notorious Marathon Des Sables, rowed the Atlantic Ocean in 49 days and crossed Antarctica in a foot race to the South Pole.
Simon's television presenting roles have seen him travel around the world three times for the BBC series Equator, Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer. He also fronted Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve and has travelled extensively in more than 110 countries.
On top of that, he's a journalist and bestselling author with a passion for history, wildlife, current affairs, conservation and the environment...
Former Royal Marines officer Bruce Parry is the intrepid adventurer and presenter behind the BBC series Tribe, Amazon and Arctic.
On his travels, he's journeyed to the Himalayas, Ethiopia, West Papua and Mongolia and over 6,000 km down the length of the Amazon River. He's also drunk a bucket of blood and indulged in fairly scary jungle narcotics - all for the sake of the public's viewing pleasure...
Professor Brian Cox specialises not only in high energy particle physics but also in boosting the popularity of subjects like astronomy though a myriad of science-based programmes...
As well as fronting Wonders of the Solar System and its sequel Wonders of the Universe, plus Stargazing Live and a number of Horizon programmes, Brian was appointed an OBE in the Queen's 2010 Birthday Honours for services to science.