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Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 8: Cannabis: The Evil Weed?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Or is it an undervalued medicine? Dr John Marsden discovers that science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 7: Why Are Thin People Not Fat?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

At the centre of this programme is a controversial overeating experiment that aims to identify exactly what it is about some people that makes it hard for them to gain weight. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 15: Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

When an earthquake strikes, it always takes people by surprise. Horizon asks why science has not yet given us a way to predict when and where the next big quake is going to happen. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 17: How Violent Are You?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

What makes ordinary people commit extreme acts of violence? Michael Portillo investigates the dark side of human nature and discovers what it is like to inflict pain. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 4: Do You Know What Time It Is?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox asks, 'What time is it?' It's a simple question and it sounds like it has a simple answer. But do we really know what it is we're asking? Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 13: How to Survive a Disaster

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

When disaster strikes who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck - Horizon has gathered a team of experts to produce the ultimate guide to disaster survival. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 8: Who Do You Want Your Child to Be?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

David Baddiel sets out to answer one of the greatest questions a parent can ask: how best to educate your child. Along the way he uncovers some unconventional approaches. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 10: Can We Make a Star on Earth?

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

With access to the biggest fusion experiments on earth, Brian Cox tries to find out why scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Horizon

2008-2009

Jimmy's GM Food Fight

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer, one-time scientist and poster-boy for sustainable food production is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the world. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 11: The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Why are people more likely to have a heart attack at eight in the morning or crash their car on the motorway at two in the afternoon? The answer lies in our biological clock. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 9: Why Do We Dream?

Duration: 55 minutes

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

Investigation into the science behind dreams, using cutting-edge experiments and personal stories to discover where they come from, whether they have meaning and why we have them. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 6: What's the Problem with Nudity?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Why are people embarrassed about their bodies? Horizon challenges a group of volunteers' attitudes and reveals that nakedness may hold the key to the success of the human species. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 16: Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Actor and comedian Alan Davies embarks on a maths odyssey, visiting the fourth dimension and exploring infinity with the help of top mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Show more