Secrets Of Everything, BBC Three & BBC Worldwide - Showreel 2013

BBC Three’s first ever science series: a stunt-filled search for the answers to those FAQs you never got proper answers to, including ‘Can you survive being buried alive?’ ‘What do humans taste of?’ & ‘What actually is one giant leap on the moon?’

For this Greg was buried alive, frozen, shot, electrocuted, and even went under the knife… all in the name of science!

The series first TXed on BBC Three but has since been sold into 40+ countries around the world and regularly airs on BBC Worldwide outputs such as Hulu etc

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Here’s the press blurb for each episode:

Episode 1:

Daredevil science geek Greg Foot’s new stunt-filled series for BBC 3 kicks off with a tantalizing mix of those frequently asked questions you never got proper answers to. In just half an hour, Greg finds out what humans taste of, if the human race could cause an earthquake by jumping at the same time and most importantly (using a dead pig) whether or not a belly-flop could kill you. Along the way Greg is struck by lightning and ‘goes to the moon’ using helium balloons. And watch out for a cartoon vivisectionist with the inside track on genetics. It’s science – but not as you know it!

Episode 2:

Self confessed science geek Greg Foot continues his adrenaline-fuelled science odyssey with a rigorously scientific look at whether or not you can survive in a falling lift, an eye-watering exposé of what makes chilies hot, and – using a dead pig – a remarkably enlightening explanation of what happens to our bodies when we die. Other secrets shared see Greg fire-walking and trying to survive an asteroid attack, while 70s throwback professor logic discovers the shortest route around the world. Whatever next?

Episode 3:

BBC 3’s first ever science series marches on with self-confessed science geek, Greg Foot leading the way. This time, Greg squares up to champion cage fighter Rosi Sexton and friends to discover if winning unfair fights only happens in action movies, asks perhaps the ultimate science question – ‘why is the sky blue?’, before probing the urban legend that your eyeballs fall out if you sneeze with your eyes open. And – as if that wasn’t enough, Greg experiences the highs and lows of surviving on your own bodily fluids – and professor Logic’s head explodes. Not your average half hour in front of the telly!

Episode 4:

“In ‘Kill Bill’, Uma Thurman was buried alive and escaped. But that was in the movies . . .” says BBC3’s science geek, Greg Foot. You know what’s coming next – and you’re not disappointed! It’s the darkest of this episode’s secrets which include Greg discovering what he needs to become the fastest man on the planet, explaining why a boomerang comes back, finding out how bullet-proof bullet-proof vests actually are – and Skyping a beautiful stranger in Australia to investigate which way her sink drains. How many more secrets can there be? Actually twelve: 6 in episode 5 and 6 more in Episode six. For now.

Episode 5:

If a penny falls off the top of the Empire State Building, and hits someone on the pavement, it will kill them: Fact – ask any schoolboy. But is it actually true? Thank goodness for Greg Foot – a man who’s prepared to risk his neck to get to the bottom of such things! In fact, the intrepid Mr Foot comes under sustained attack in this episode – in addition to enduring speeding pennies, he’s immersed in cold water and has his fingers hammered. Perhaps to get his own back, then, Greg investigates ‘spontaneous human combustion’ by setting fire to a dead pig. Curiouser and curiouser . . .

Episode 6:

And so, the end is near . . . or in this case, arrived! The last of BBC3’s first science series sees self-confessed science geek Greg Foot try to dig to Australia, escape from quicksand and eat a stupefying amount of fast food in a bid to shed light on us and our world. Fittingly, perhaps, animated genius, Professor Logic disappears into a black hole – and for those of you already in mourning for the series, a dead pig is pressed into service one final time to help shed light on whether it’s possible to die of a broken heart.