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Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 6

Updated Monday 25th February 2013

This week the Bang team look at Britain under pressure.

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This week the team look at Britain under pressure. With the population of the UK topping 63 million, what are scientists and engineers doing to reduce the strain on our ageing infrastructure?

Maggie heads 50 metres beneath the River Thames to see how the UK's biggest ever water engineering project aims to prevent raw sewage flowing into the Thames every time heavy rain overwhelms London's sewers; Liz explores the possibilities of urban underground farming, and also finds out how engineers protect us from smells like landfill; while Jem investigates a new idea that could help to tackle the problem of overcrowded graveyards.

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One (except Wales) on Monday 15th April 2013 at 7.30pm, and BBC Two (Wales only) on Tuesday 16th April at 6.30pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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