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Six to watch: science shows

22 September 2010 5:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Some TV science series set off a chemical reaction to capture the public's imagination, so which are your favourites?

The study of physics and science might be sadly declining, but television has a noble history of creating science shows that have a spirit of adventure and sense of wonder – and importantly don't make viewers cringe. So which science shows have proved to be the best televisual experiments? Here are six of our favourites – for grown-ups and kids. Let us know whether they'd have been your choices and which shows you'd add to the list.

The Men in White: 2006

Channel 4's much mourned and often very funny kids show where three funky scientists (Adam Rutherford, Basil Singer, and Jem Stansfield, the latter popping up later on bang Goes The Theory – see below) tried to solve average, everyday problems, consequently creating a fart detector and "pimping" a false leg.

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