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Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 4: Is Seeing Believing?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Topical science series. This episode explores the wonderful world of illusions, revealing the tricks they play on our senses, why they fool us and the biology behind them. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 5: Miracle Cure? A Decade of the Human Genome

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon follows three people, each with a genetic disease, as they visit Britain's leading research labs to find out what the sequencing of the human genome has done for them. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 9: What Is Reality?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The quest to explain the nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Are we are part of a cosmic hologram? Do we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds? Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 14: Are We Still Evolving?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones to the frontiers of genetic research to discover if we are still evolving, and where we might be heading. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 2: The Death of the Oceans?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Sir David Attenborough reveals the findings of an investigation into what is happening to our oceans, and looks at whether it is it too late to save their remarkable biodiversity. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 6: Asteroids - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Duration: 1 hour

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

Famed for their ability to inflict Armageddon from outer space, asteroids are now revealing how they are responsible for both life and death on our planet. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 8: What is One Degree?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ben Miller investigates scientific accuracy. He meets researchers working with extremes of temperature, and experiences some of the strangest effects of quantum physics. Show more

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Presenter:
Ben Miller
Director:
Dan Clifton
Producer:
Dan Clifton

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 3: What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Duration: 1 hour

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

This episode of the science series explores a dizzying world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes, and finds out what happened before the big bang. 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

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 13: How to Mend a Broken Heart

Duration: 1 hour

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

Science series. Dr Kevin Fong meets some of the people who have undergone pioneering heart operations and the scientists who are pushing the limits of cardiac treatment. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 7: Deepwater Disaster - The Untold Story

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 1: Back from the Dead

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Kevin Fong investigates a pioneering technique of extreme cooling that is being used to bring people back from the dead. He meets the doctors who developed the procedure. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 10: Science Under Attack

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 12: Surviving a Car Crash

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Horizon meets the scientists working to make fatal car crashes a thing of the past and looks at the most advanced car crash tests. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 15: Predators in Your Backyard

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Across the world scientists are releasing predators, including panthers, bears and wolves, close to where people live. Horizon meets the scientists behind this radical scheme. Show more