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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

Horizon

2017

Goodbye Cassini - Hello Saturn

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

After 13 years traversing the Saturn system, the spacecraft Cassini is plunging to a fiery death. Horizon will be there for with a ringside seat for its final moments. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 8: The Power of the Placebo

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Science series. Horizon explores why placebos work, despite containing no active ingredient, and explains how we could all benefit from their hidden power. Show more

Horizon

2020

Toxic Town: The Corby Poisonings

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The unknown story of the worst child-poisoning case since thalidomide, featuring a landmark legal battle by a group of mothers determined to uncover the truth. Show more

Horizon

1997-1998

Dawn Of The Clone Age

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Yorkshire

First transmitted in 1997, this is the story of how and why Dolly the sheep, the first cloned copy of an adult mammal, came to be created. Show more

Horizon

2000-2001

Vanished: The Plane That Disappeared

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

First transmitted in 2000, Horizon follows an expedition to the Andes where wreckage from missing 1947 passenger plane Star Dust mysteriously reappeared. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 12: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Hannah Fry uncovers the inside story of a healthcare revolution, with behind-the-scenes access to Babylon Health, who want to prove that their AI is a match for human GPs. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 13: The Contraceptive Pill: How Safe Is It?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

GP Dr Zoe Williams investigates the contraceptive pill - exploring the latest scientific research and investigating the future of birth control. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zoe Williams
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell

Horizon

2020

Coronavirus Special - Part 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Investigating the scientific facts and figures behind the biggest public health crisis in living memory as a new coronavirus takes an unprepared world by storm. Show more

Contributors

Commissioning Editor:
Tom Coveney
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Production Company:
BBC Studios
Presenter:
Hannah Fry
Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Presenter:
Guddi Singh

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 16: OCD: A Monster in my Mind

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon meets the people living with OCD, looks at the therapy available and asks what neuroscience can offer by way of a cure. Show more

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 17: Which Universe Are We In?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Until very recently the whole idea of the multiverse was dismissed as fantasy. Horizon asks whether multiple universes exist and, if so, which one we are actually in. Show more

Horizon

2000-2001

Extreme Dinosaurs

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Palaeontologists recently discovered strata in South America showing packs of huge dinosaurs. These amazing discoveries have changed what we know about the dinosaur world. Paul Brightwell narrates. Show more

Horizon

2000-2001

The Missing Link

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Knowledge

Last year, a tiny, fossilised jaw bone was found in a dusty museum. Scientists believe it holds the key to the mystery of the 'missing link' in our evolution. Narrated by John Shrapnel. Show more

Horizon

2017

Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 2: Mission to Mars

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The programme goes behind the scenes at Nasa as the countdown commences to the landing of a billion-dollar nuclear-powered rover on the surface of Mars. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 3: Fix Me

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Horizon follows the emotional journey of three young people with currently untreatable conditions to see if, within their lifetime, they can be cured. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 11: The Secret World of Pain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Featuring the latest research into pain, one of the most common and mysterious human experiences. Show more