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BBC Studios lands first YouTube Originals commission

One-off show will debut on BBC Earth YouTube channel in December

BBC Studios is producing a new show about science for YouTube, its first commission for the platform.

The Edge of Science will see inventor Colin Furze and other YouTube science creators team up with host Rick Edwards to put the most ‘out there’ ideas in science to the test, with a range of stunts and experiments to explore if it’s really possible to levitate.

The team will meet the scientists behind cutting edge research into acoustic and quantum levitation and test their theories through various stunts that will challenge viewers’ understanding of the world.

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 added: “This is our first commission for YouTube Originals and it’s great to be sharing our science expertise and story-telling with new audiences.”