This Way Up for Saturday 17 December 2011
They're full of spice with loads of white ice – Helen Leach has studied the history and evolution of the Christmas cake in New Zealand.
We're on the hunt for the oystercatcher with bird expert Hugh Robertson. It's a cheeky shorebird that pretends to be injured just to lead you away from its nest!
Some of the technology highlights of last year and a gaze forward into 2012 with our regular tech head Peter Griffin.
We're off to the UK where fashion models wearing a well-known brand of clothing have been found to be dummies! And plans to conquer London's pollution problems using a sticky road surface. Chris Parkin reports.
David Wilson's trying to become the first person to cycle from Stewart Island to Cape Reinga....on a penny farthing and dressed from head to toe in Victorian costume!
Peter Freer's the inventor of the BodyWave, a device about the size of an MP3 player that sits on your skin and can measure your brain activity. He reckons it can help people reach peak performance in all sorts of ways and in all sorts of places...even in space!