Maggie Philbin recruited for BBC science series

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THE former presenter of the popular BBC programme Tomorrow’s World, Maggie Philbin, is to host a new series of science shows Bang Goes The Theory.

Philbin, 57, will join the regular presenters when the programme returns next month.

Philbin has continued to take a strong interest in science and technology since Tomorrow’s World, and for the past five years has reported for BBC Breakfast, Inside Out and BBC Webwise.

She will be on air from 4 March focusing on the science behind resistance to antibiotics and food contamination by plastics.

Ms Philbin said: “It’s thrilling to be back out meeting some of the leading people in science.”