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In Their Element

Series 4

Aluminium

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrea Sella, Professor of Chemistry at UCL, picks five elements that enhance our lives. Today it's aluminium, once fashionable as cutlery but now used in cans, bicycles and tinsel Show more

In Their Element

Series 4

Strontium

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrea Sella, Professor of Chemistry at UCL, celebrates five elements that enhance our lives. Today he admires how strontium gives us red fireworks and reveals our ancestors' past. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Anatomist Alice Roberts embarks on a quest to rebuild her own body from scratch, taking inspiration from the very best designs the natural world has to offer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Expert:
Tim Jones
Expert:
Alex Lyon
Expert:
Trevor Cox
Director of photography:
Dave Wickham
Sound Recordist:
Adam Scourfield
On-line editing:
Paul Ingvarsson
Re-recording mixer:
Tim Wheeler
Assistant Producer:
Fiona Turnock
Production Manager:
Mari Hardwick
Director:
Peter Chinn
Executive Producer:
Gareth Cornick
Production Company:
October Films Ltd

Inside the Factory

Series 4

Pizza

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Gregg Wallace is in Italy at an enormous pizza factory, where they produce 400,000 frozen pizzas each day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Cherry Healey
Presenter:
Gregg Wallace
Director of photography:
Chris Titus-King
Camera Operator:
Rhys Plume
Colourist:
Carlotta Rio
On-line editing:
Ian Goff
Video Engineer:
Charlie Perara
Post-Production editor:
Matthew Holland
Post-Production editor:
David Blakemore
Researcher:
Daisy Fordham
Production Coordinator:
Rachel Drew
Production Coordinator:
Ally Young
Production Manager:
Samara Friend
Film Editor:
Tim Hansen
Film Editor:
Victoria Sankey
Film Editor:
John Payazidis
Assistant Producer:
Rob Myler
Producer:
Phil Stein
Producer:
Philip Smith
Executive Producer:
Jenny Midl
Executive Producer:
Sanjay Singhal
Director:
Michael Rees
Series Editor:
Amanda Lyon
Director:
Phil Stein

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Episode 1: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Carl Sagan leads us on a guided tour of the universe, bringing such topics as Einstein's theory of relativity to a layman's level of understanding. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

Scientist Dorothy Hodgkin and her lover wrestle with the internal structure of complex molecules in 1930s letters. From October 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

In the 1940s, Dorothy made more scientific strides even with a baby, prompting the college to award maternity pay. From October 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

Dorothy's reputation grew post-war, conquering the structure of penicillin before the challenge of vitamin B12. From October 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

Becoming the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, Dorothy shared her hopes for the future. From October 2014. Show more

Horizon

2017

Dippy and the Whale

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this film follows the teams at the Natural History Museum as they replace the iconic dinosaur skeleton cast with a real blue whale skeleton. Show more

Horizon

2017

Dawn of the Driverless Car

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers in cars, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that it might not be all good news. Show more