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Bang Goes The Theory 6: Episode 4

Updated Thursday 8th January 2015

This week Bang has its head in the crowds: how can we measure and control them, and how do the individuals interact with each other?

Jem from Bang as part of a crowd of people Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC The Bang team look at crowds and populations

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Dallas finds out how crowds can co-operate subconsciously, Liz sees how architects control the flow of crowds, and Jem meets scientists trying to understand how crush injuries can occur. Plus, 80s number cruncher Johnny Ball demonstrates just how biologists measure population size.

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One (England and Scotland) and BBC Two (Northern Ireland and Wales) on Monday 2 April at 7.30pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

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