Science Britannica is a documentary series which looks through more than 350 years of British Science. In This, the first episode we look into the dark side of Science and the destructive forces that it can bring which have both allowed for the beginning of the modern world but could also, quite easily have brought it crashing down around us.
From George Foster's body being “re-animated” using electrodes in the 19th century to the development of the Atomic Bomb, Brian Cox proves that time and time again science can go too far. Brtish Science has been on the fore-front of discoveries for hunderds of years. Are British scienctists merely missunderstood or corrupted by the unscrupulous?