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Series 4 Canary Wharf

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Jools Holland take a journey to the top of Canary Wharf. (1996)

First transmitted in 1996, Jools Holland's love of panoramic views takes him to Britain's then tallest tower, Canary Wharf in London.

First transmitted in 1996, Jools Holland's love of panoramic views takes him to Britain's then tallest tower, Canary Wharf in London. From a vantage point atop the 50-floor structure Jools looks out over the capital city.

Credits

Presenter
Jools Holland
Director
Mick Conefrey
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

Building Sights

Series 4 The Worsley Medical Building

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A personal view of Leeds' Worsley Medical Building by Damien Hirst. (1996)

First transmitted in 1996, Damien Hirst revisits the Worsley Medical Building in Leeds.

First transmitted in 1996, the artist Damien Hirst revisits the Worsley Medical Building in Leeds, where he used to do anatomical drawings as a student.

Credits

Presenter
Damien Hirst
Director
Paul Tickell
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

Building Sights

Series 4 Hauer-King House

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Will Alsop visits an unconventional private house built with glass walls. (1996)

First transmitted in 1996, architect Will Alsop visits an unconventional private house built with glass walls.

First transmitted in 1996, architect Will Alsop visits Hauer-King House in Islington, an unconventional private house built with glass walls.

Credits

Presenter
Will Alsop
Director
Paul Tickell
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

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Series 4 Humber Bridge

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Poet Simon Armitage finds inspiration in the Humber Bridge. (1996)

First transmitted in 1996, the poet Simon Armitage finds inspiration in the Humber Bridge.

First transmitted in 1996, the poet Simon Armitage finds inspiration in the Humber Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Credits

Presenter
Simon Armitage
Director
Kim Flitcroft
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

Building Sights

Series 4 Wood Street Police Station

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Posy Simmonds discovers a remarkable police station in the City of London. (1996)

First transmitted in 1996, cartoonist Posy Simmonds discovers a remarkable police station in the City of London.

Credits

Presenter
Posy Simmonds
Director
Francesca Joseph
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

Building Sights

Series 1 Byker Wall

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Beatrix Campbell looks at the Byker Wall housing estate in Newcastle. (1988)

First transmitted in 1988, writer Beatrix Campbell looks at the Byker Wall housing estate in Newcastle, designed by Ralph Erskine in the early 1970s.

First transmitted in 1988, writer Beatrix Campbell looks at the successful Byker Wall housing estate in Newcastle, designed by Ralph Erskine in the early 1970s. It's an epic development and Beatrix Campbell describes why it is such an ingenious design solution.

Credits

Presenter
Beatrix Campbell
Director
Terry Flaxton
Producer
Clare Paterson
Researcher
Ruth Rosenthal

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Series 1 Alexander Fleming House

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Stephen Bayley defends Alexander Fleming House against its detractors. (1988)

First transmitted in 1988, Stephen Bayley argues that Alexander Fleming House is a building worth preserving in its original design.

First transmitted in 1988, Stephen Bayley argues that Alexander Fleming House is a building worth preserving in its original design as a monument to modernism. Erno Goldfinger's building, in London's Elephant and Castle, was designed in 1962 and for many, became a byword for soulless post-war development.

Credits

Presenter
Stephen Bayley
Director
Neil Cameron
Producer
Clare Paterson

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Series 2 Janet Street-Porter

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Janet Street-Porter shows the house Piers Gough designed for her. (1991)

First transmitted in 1991, Janet Street-Porter shows the house that Piers Gough designed for her in London's Smithfield.

First transmitted in 1991, television executive and ex-architecture student Janet Street-Porter asked architect Piers Gough to design a house for her in London's Smithfield. For the first time on television, she shows the result.

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Series 3 Boeing 747

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Architect Sir Norman Foster looks at the jumbo jet. (1991)

First transmitted in 1991, architect Sir Norman Foster looks at the jumbo jet, a unique 'building' that flies.

Credits

Presenter
Sir Norman Foster
Director
Patrick Uden
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal

Building Sights

Series 3 Lloyd's Building

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Artist Michael Craig-Martin marvels at Lloyd's of London. (1991)

First transmitted in 1991, artist Michael Craig-Martin marvels at Lloyd's of London.

First transmitted in 1991, artist Michael Craig-Martin marvels at the Lloyd's of London building by Richard Rogers.

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Series 3 Trellick Tower

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Sand Helsel applauds Trellick Tower, a west London tower block. (1991)

First transmitted in 1991, architect Sand Helsel applauds Trellick Tower, a tower block in west London designed by Erno Goldfinger.

First transmitted in 1991, architect Sand Helsel applauds Trellick Tower, a Brutalist tower block in west London, designed by Erno Goldfinger, and completed in 1972.

Credits

Presenter
Sand Helsel
Director
Paul Bryers
Producer
Ruth Rosenthal

Building Sights

Series 1 Schlumberger Building

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Eva Jiricna visits the Schlumberger Research Centre, Cambridge. (1988)

First transmitted in 1988, architect Eva Jiricna visits the Schlumberger Research Centre, Cambridge.

First transmitted in 1988, architect Eva Jiricna visits the Schlumberger Research Centre, Cambridge - designed by Michael Hopkins in 1984 - and finds herself enchanted by its modernity.

Credits

Presenter
Eva Jiricna
Director
Paul Tickell
Researcher
Ruth Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Clare Paterson

Horizon

1982-1983 Killer in the Village

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Tracing the spread of AIDS across America. (1983)

First transmitted in 1983, Horizon traces the spread of a newly identified disease, AIDS, across America. It asks if the seeds of a spreading epidemic had already reached London.

First transmitted in 1983, Horizon traces the spread of AIDS across America. AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - was only named in 1982, and was still largely unknown. This programme follows the search for a cause and cure, and asks whether the seeds of a spreading epidemic had already reached London.

Horizon

1964-1965 The World Of Buckminster Fuller

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The work of Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the geodesic dome. (1964)

First transmitted in 1964, Horizon profiles Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the geodesic dome.

Credits

Participant
Buckminster Fuller
Producer
Ramsay Short
Editor
Philip Daly
Film Editor
Peter Cantor

Tomorrow's World

Series 22 The Race to Mars

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A report into the future of manned space flight after the US Challenger disaster. (1987)

First transmitted in 1987, what is the future of manned space flight one year after the US Challenger disaster?

Credits

Presenter
Judith Hann
Presenter
Maggie Philbin
Presenter
Howard Stableford
Editor
Richard Reisz
Studio Director
Stuart McDonald
Producer
Teresa Hunt

Horizon

1997-1998 Mir Mortals

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The story of the men who orbited Earth on board the ill-fated Mir space station. (1998)

First transmitted in 1998, this is the story of four men who orbited Earth on board the ill-fated Mir space station.

First transmitted in 1998, this is the story of four men who orbited Earth on board the ill-fated Mir space station, which NASA declared unsafe in 1991. Although Mir had been lived in almost continuously since she was launched in 1986, the joint Russian-American mission in 1997 saw unprecedented problems on board the station; from fire, power blackouts and mechanical breakdowns to a dramatic midspace collision that left everyone on board scrambling for their lives.

Contributors include American astronauts Jerry Linenger and Michael Foale, Russian cosmonauts Vasily Tsibliyev and Sasha Lazutkin, and ground support staff such as Tamara Globa, one of Russia's foremost astrologers.

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Narrator
Stephen Kemble
Series Editor
John Lynch
Producer
Jill Fullerton-Smith
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Joan Bakewell visits Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes. (1977)

First transmitted in 1977, Joan Bakewell visits Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes.

First transmitted in 1977, Joan Bakewell visits Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes, to see the setting in which the novelists worked.

Credits

Presenter
Joan Bakewell
Producer
Robin Drake
Film Editor
Norman Burgess
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Robert Symes investigates the background to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. (1986)

First transmitted in 1986, Robert Symes investigates the background to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

First transmitted in 1986, Robert Symes investigates the background to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Was her idea for creating human life based on fact? And who was the original Frankenstein?

Credits

Presenter
Robert Symes
Producer
Robin Bootle
Film Editor
Mike Appelt

Horizon

1965-1966 Man In Space

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Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas. (1966)

First transmitted in 1966, Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas.

First transmitted in 1966, Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas, about the experiences of the astronaut; how he reacts to being in space and the stresses of launching and re-entry.

Credits

Participant
Col. Frank Borman
Presenter
Dick Gilling
Reporter
David Lutyens
Producer
Adrian Malone
Director
Peter Cantor
Executive Producer
Gordon Rattray Taylor

Horizon

1964-1965 Strangeness Minus Three

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The discovery by physicists of a unique particle. (1964)

First transmitted in 1964, the prediction and recent discovery of a fleeting particle may transform our ideas about the ultimate structure of matter.

First transmitted in 1964, it took physicists at Brookhaven, Long Island, New York, two years and 97,025 photographs before they successfully identified a predicted new particle, which has a unique characteristic known as 'strangeness minus three'. Contributing physicists include Murray Gell-Mann, Yuval Ne’eman and Richard Feynman.

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