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The Brain: A Secret History

Episode 1: Mind Control

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Michael Mosley traces the sinister ways science has been used to try to control our minds, finding that its pursuit has led to some truly horrific experiments. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Exploring the science of heat, and how our ability to harness it has led to some of humanity's greatest innovations, from the steam engine to the power of plasmas. Show more

Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

Original Series

Episode 3: Temperature: The Driving Force

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Richard Hammond investigates the crucial role temperature plays in all weather. He builds a dust storm to discover how Saharan sand reaches the UK. Show more

Alok Jha charts the history of weather forecasting. He tells the story of how meteorology became one of the most important scientific endeavours of the modern age. Show more


Alok Jha
James Sandy
James Sandy
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen
Series Producer:
Paul Sen
Production Company:
KEO North

Handmade on the Silk Road

Episode 3: The Potter

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

Series about traditional crafts along the Silk Road trade route. In Meybod in southern Iran, Abdol Reza Aghaei's family have been potters for generations. Show more


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