UK-based Shine TV has been commissioned by BBC One to produce this year’s Bang Goes the Theory indie special, with a working title of Bang Goes the Winter Weather.
The one-off, complementing the science magazine series coproduced by the BBC and the Open University, will deal with explanations behind winter weather and assorted phenomena stemming from it. Scheduled for March 10, executive producer for Shine TV is Natalie Humphreys, producer is Ed Booth, and for the BBC, executive producer is Cassian Harrison.
Also on the way from Shine TV for the Beeb is Wonderstuff (6 x 30 minutes), a factual entertainment format that examines the science behind everyday products such as toothpaste, washing detergent and drain openers. Hosted by journalist Jane Moore (pictured), exec producers are Natalie Humphreys for Shine TV and Cassian Harrison for the BBC. Series producer is John Lonsdale.
“With Wonderstuff we’re pleased to have developed a role for Jane as a witty new popular factual face and are already planning our next series with her,” said Humphreys in a statement. “Both these recent science commissions follow a strong start to 2011 for Shine TV’s factual programming.”