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YouTube Orders BBC Studios’ The Edge of Science


BBC Studios has won its first YouTube Originals commission for The Edge of Science, which will put controversial theories on levitation to the test.

Produced by BBC Studios Science Unit, The Edge of Science will be hosted by presenter, podcaster and science enthusiast Rick Edwards and YouTube stuntman, inventor and filmmaker Colin Furze. Throughout the series, Edwards and his team of experts will meet the scientists behind cutting-edge research into acoustic and quantum levitation and conduct experiments that will challenge viewers’ understanding of the world. The Edge of Science is slated to premiere on the BBC Earth YouTube Channel in December.

Luke Hyams, head of YouTube Originals, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with BBC Studios on this pioneering special starring Colin Furze and Rick Edwards, exploring the science behind levitation and whether science can make the impossible possible. A future of flying trains, rain falling upwards, and walking on water is closer than we think!”

Andrew Cohen, head of BBC Studios Science Unit, commented: “This is our first commission for YouTube Originals and it’s great to be sharing our science expertise and story-telling with new audiences.”

Rob Liddell, series producer for BBC Studios Science Unit, added: “We’re really excited to be making this brand new special for YouTube with Colin and Rick, full of incredible stunts backed up by the latest science. We have big ambitions and hope to break a world record along the way.”

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