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Zap, Crackle and Pop: The Story of Electricity

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Published on Jul 22, 2015

Dr Marty Jopson leads us through the story of electricity in a show buzzing with demonstrations. Have we tamed electricity? From the Ancient Greeks to Faraday’s genius, this show puts the awesome back into electricity.
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Join Dr Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show’s resident scientist as he takes a sparky journey through the story of electricity. Do you know the difference between current and voltage? With the aid of the audience, Marty will explain. From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, this show aims to put the awesome back into electricity. You may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? A show chock full of demonstrations and a plucked chicken. Expect an electrifying performance.

Marty Jopson is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer and strange prop builder. He is most famous from the BBC's The One Show, on which he has reported on the mathematical formula, Benford’s Law, the origins of the seismograph, the sound mirrors of Denge, the ban on lead in petrol, and the invention of lava lamps.

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