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NEW FACE OF TV SCIENCE; Liz aims to get us oohing at the wonders of science.

Byline: SUSAN GRIFFIN

If the thought of a TV programme dedicated to the world of science doesn't induce an overwhelming sense of anticipation, then you may want to take a moment to listen to Liz Bonnin.

Over the next 10 weeks, Liz is intent on getting us oohing, aahing and generally gawping at the wonders of science in a new series for BBC1 called Bang Goes The Theory.

"It's good fun," says Liz, 32, in her lilting Irish accent. "Science doesn't have to alienate anybody and if you're in any way curious about the world, you'll love something like this because it shows what a huge role science plays in everything around us."

The Theory BBC1, The BBC has not thrown its weight behind a prime-time science magazine show since the days of Tomorrow's World, which ran for 38 years from 1965 to 2003, when it was cancelled because of falling ratings. 7.30pm "It's a much more hands-on approach than Tomorrow's World," explains Liz.

"The way people want to learn about science is different today, so the way we're bringing it across to the public is different. It's much more about us trying stuff out and experimenting."

Liz introduces us to the rest of the team: "Dallas Campbell, who used to be on The Gadget Show) is a space enthusiast and explores what scientists are doing as far as

Goes discovering other life forms in the universe," she says.

"Jem Stansfield is a qualified engineer and loves to make his own version of everything, so look out for water-powered jet packs and vacuum gloves that help him climb up the side of buildings.

"Then there's Dr Yan Wong, who's possibly the brainiest man I've ever met. He has an item in the show which sees him go out on to the street and answer people's questions."

Liz studied Biochemistry at Trinity College in Dublin where she finished second in her year with honours. She also recently embarked on a Masters in wild animal biology and conservation but not before a detour into the realms of TV.

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