I found myself watching an episode of Science of the Movies after reading Charlie Brooker's enthusiastic review. I wasn't disappointed!
Here's how the website describes what the series is about:
Science Channel invites you on a geektastic journey to the cinematic intersection of art and science in the all-new "Science of the Movies."
Appealing to the movie junkie in us all, the new series explores the remarkable - yet rarely celebrated - scientific world that exists behind the screen, spotlighting the visionary artists, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative technology and remarkable techniques responsible for creating unforgettable, edge-of-your-seat moments in blockbuster films.
And here's the episode guide. I'm recording the series in case anyone's interested.