Following the success of ‘Wonders of the Universe’ and ‘Wonders of Life’ the BBC has announced that Professor Brian Cox is to front a new 6 part series entitled ‘The Wonders of My Hair’ in June, in which the popular astrophysicist will attempt to explain how he retains such a luxuriant head of hair despite being well into his forties.
In the show, Professor Cox will detail how every atom of his floppy, impish fringe was forged in the heart of neutron star 6 billion years ago and will also show how the third law of thermodynamics proves that his flourishing thatch is held in balance by the residual entropy of Jeremy Clarkson’s rapidly receding curls. Or something.
He will then visit the Large Hairdryer Collider in Switzerland, in order to help with the search for the ‘Simmering Housewife’, the mysterious particle which scientists believe might explain why Professor Cox is so bloody perfect all the time.
However the BBC may face renewed competition from other broadcasters keen to capitalise on the success of popular science shows. It is rumoured that the Channel Five are planning a ratings war, after announcing that their new flagship science show, John McCririck’s ‘The Wonders of my Withering Ballsack’ will also air in the spring.