E4 plans Bank Holiday Big Bang Theory Bonanza - and we can't wait!

Big Bang Theory

If you were to admit that you had no idea what exactly The Big Bang Theory show was, we'd probably have to stop talking to you. Fortunately this bank holiday on E4 is the place to be for 'newbies' to get introduced to the hit US telly series as well as for fans to watch some classic episodes starting from the Pilot show!

The digital channel is going The Big Bang Theory crazy, offering a quintuple-whammy of episodes from seasons one to three this Bank Holiday Monday. As a special treat to all the sci-fi fanatics out there, they have chosen to pay special homage to the eccentric genius that is Sheldon Cooper.

If you're not up to speed with the award winning US smash hit series, then here is a handy little guide to the Big Bang's main man. Oh we're good to you.

The Big Bang Theory follows four supernerds obsessed with comic books as they hang out together competing over their respective intelligence. The socially-challenged scientists prefer to spend their time discussing the rules of physics than interacting with the opposite sex.

Sheldon Cooper was a child prodigy who began college at the age of 11 and earned his first PhD. at 16. A theoretical physicist focusing on string theory, he possesses a master's degree, two PhD's, and an IQ of 187. He exhibits a strict adherence to routine and a lacks understanding of irony, sarcasm, and humour. With the help of his equally geeky and odd friends, roommate Leonard, Howard, Rajesh and neighbour Penny, he manages to get through the day without too many awkward distractions.

Jim Parsons, who plays science-mad Sheldon, has won two Emmy Awards for his role on the show, and this year he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series.

This Bank Holiday Monday we have picked our five favourite episodes from seasons one to three which show Sheldon Cooper at his spectacular comic best.

Oh and one last thing... Season 4 (Part 2) of The Big Bang Theory will be back on E4 in June!

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