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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jon Tickle ...  Himself 42 episodes, 2003-2008
Joe Rowntree Joe Rowntree ...  Brainiac Joe 42 episodes, 2003-2008
Tom Pringle Tom Pringle ...  Dr. Bunhead / ... 41 episodes, 2003-2008
Neil DuCran Neil DuCran ...  Brainiac Neil 38 episodes, 2003-2007
Moira Kan Moira Kan ...  Brainiac Moira 38 episodes, 2003-2007
Richard Hammond ...  Himself - Presenter 37 episodes, 2003-2006
Ed Arriens Ed Arriens ...  2 Brains 37 episodes, 2003-2006
Rachel Grant ...  Professor Myang Li / ... 35 episodes, 2004-2008
Stefan D'Bart ...  Dolly Boy 32 episodes, 2005-2008
Daniel Norris Daniel Norris ...  Brainiac Dan 31 episodes, 2004-2006
Charlotte Hudson Charlotte Hudson ...  Herself 28 episodes, 2004-2006
Richard Greenwood Richard Greenwood ...  Brainiac Richard 28 episodes, 2003-2005
Peter Dickson Peter Dickson ...  Himself / ... 23 episodes, 2005-2008
John P. Kilcoyne John P. Kilcoyne ...  Himself / ... 22 episodes, 2005-2008
Karen Naiker Karen Naiker ...  Brainiac Karen 20 episodes, 2004-2005
Sonal Patel Sonal Patel ...  Brainiac Sonal 18 episodes, 2004-2005
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The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

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Official Sites:

G4TV | Sky One

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brainiac - Apithana peiramata See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show courted mild controversy when it emerged that at least one of the experiments was faked by a pyrotechnics department. The alkali metals are known to react rapidly with water, producing hydrogen gas and energy, with potentially explosive results. An experiment was set up to demonstrate how these metals reacted by dropping them in water, with the expectation that the heavier alkali metals would be more potent. Lithium, sodium, potassium and rubidium reacted with increasing potency. However caesium (the heaviest of the alkali metals commonly available) simply sank to the bottom of their "tank" (a bath) before it could react significantly, which was far less dramatic than the other reactions suggested. The producers had the bath wired with explosives and blown to pieces, and presented this instead. According to a statement issued by the production company, they frequently used pyrotechnics in this way. See more »

Quotes

Richard Hammond: This is Brainiac, the science show that comes home late and wakes the neighbours.
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Connections

Followed by Brainiac: History Abuse (2005) See more »

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too painful
9 June 2010 | by wooxr_ptSee all my reviews

this show is by far the worse i've ever seen. it tries to be a show of entertainment mixed with science but in fact it isn't entertaining at all because the ''acting'' is just too bad, the things they show are pretty common, the scientific method is nonexistent, and the science itself is ridiculed, even the explosions aren't funny on this show and that's quite an achievement because explosions are always a lot of fun. the brainiacs are picked i don't know how but they get ridiculed on TV to prove nothing at all and the things that the show talk about are completely random and completely useless. it's a complete waste of time and believe in me when i say that you are probably better off.


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