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Countdown to Bang: the laboratory takes shape

Updated Wednesday 1st July 2009

A behind the scenes look at the construction of the set for the first series of Bang Goes The Theory

We went back to the top secret Bang Goes The Theory base in Bedfordshire to find out how work was progressing – here's what we saw.

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Still very much a work in progress
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Scaffolding: for those hard to reach places
Well at least the windows work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
Well, at least the windows work

 

 

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