Brainiac - Science Abuse

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.9  (4,218)

Brainiac - Science Abuse is a British television show that aired from 2003 to 2008. The program starred Jon Tickle as he explored various scientific concepts and theories while conducting a series of wild and daring experiments. The show was produced by ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. and became quite popular during its five-year run. Brainiac pushed the boundaries of traditional science-based programming and offered a more unconventional approach to learning about scientific concepts.

Each episode featured a variety of experiments and demonstrations that challenged common myths and theories related to science. Whether testing the explosive properties of various household items or testing the limits of the human body, Brainiac was not afraid to take risks and explore the sometimes-dangerous side of science.

In addition to the exciting experiments, the show also featured a team of "Brainiacs" who conducted behind-the-scenes research and provided commentary throughout the program. This team of experts helped to guide viewers on their scientific journey and offered additional insights into the concepts being explored.

One of the most unique aspects of Brainiac was its integration of humor and entertainment into its scientific programming. The show was not afraid to have fun with the material and often used humor to help explain complex concepts in an approachable and engaging way.

In addition to the humor, Brainiac also strived to educate its audience on important scientific concepts and theories. The program tackled a wide range of topics, including physics, chemistry, biology, and more. The show was successful in making science accessible and entertaining to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Overall, Brainiac - Science Abuse was a groundbreaking television show that challenged traditional programming and offered a fresh take on scientific education. With its exciting experiments, expert commentary, and humorous approach, the show was both entertaining and enlightening. Despite ending its run in 2008, the show's impact on scientific programming continues to be felt today.

Brainiac - Science Abuse is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2005.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 22, 2008
How hard is an engine? What's the best chemistry stunt? And can we make a Tsunami?
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 15, 2008
Can rocket-powerpower a pram? What's the best alternative painkiller? And will another star escape in Stars in their Caravans?
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 8, 2008
Can rockets get you out of a traffic jam? The show gets face to face with science and can Danielle Lloyd escape caravan carnage?
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 1, 2008
Cataclysmic cabinets, cascading cakes and caravans coming apart.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 23, 2008
Jon Tickle and Vic Reeves are joined by Thaila Zucchi, who presents regular segment How Hard Is Your Thing? in which she puts viewers' submissions through a series of intense tests to find the hardest object in the land.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 16, 2008
Can you cycle across custard? Cane we turn a beach into glass? And can a living room be launched into space...
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
February 9, 2008
Can we make a sound in England that can be heard in France? Can you really burn a diamond in Liquid Oygen?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 27, 2008
Vic and Jon discover... What's Britain's Biggest Splat? And how dangerous are underwater explosions? Jon discovers foot circles.. The stuff NASA never tried Would you retrieve a ten pound note from under some poo? And science gets a slap in the face.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 20, 2008
Vic Reeves and Jon Tickle attempt to make a vegetable break the sound barrier using a pneumatic cannon and a rocket on a wire. Vic Reeves finds out how many pieces of sticky tape it takes to lift a car and the Brainiacs investigate the fastest way to eat eggs - boiled, fried, scrambled or raw? Other questions answered include: who gets more money: a really good busker or a really bad busker?; what happens when you put a pencil in a microwave?; and can cheerleaders still perform while receiving electric shocks? The desperate celebrities are still trapped in Stars in Their Caravans - will Abi Titmuss or Frank Bruno manage to blow up their caravan and escape?
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 13, 2008
Vic Reeves and Jon Tickle find out what makes the biggest fireball. A Brainiac has his first Custard Dream and discovers he really can walk on custard. In Stuff NASA Never Tried Vic Reeves launches a portaloo high into the sky with the help of some very powerful rockets. Thaila Zucchi tests the hardness of a riot shield in How Hard is Your Thing. In the first instalment of Stars in Their Caravans will Abi Titmuss or Danielle Lloyd manage to escape their caravan and blow it up? Other questions answered include can you still perform magic while receiving electric shocks, can rockets help to plant a tree and what's the worst place to be stung by a nettle.
Where to Watch Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse is available for streaming on the ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brainiac - Science Abuse on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (4,218)