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Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 3: The Nine Months That Made You

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. The programme examines how the nine months you spend in the womb could have more lasting effects than lifestyle or genes. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 4: The Core

Duration: 1 hour

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

For centuries people have dreamt of reaching the centre of the Earth. Now scientists are uncovering a bizarre and alien world that lies 4,000 miles beneath our feet. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tristan Quinn
Producer:
Gaby Hornsby
Series Editor:
Aidan Laverty

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 9: Solar Storms - The Threat to Planet Earth

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring scientific issues. A look at predictions of violent activity on the sun and how these solar storms could disrupt our technological civilisation. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 7: Playing God

Duration: 1 hour

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

Adam Rutherford meets the spider-goat, created by scientists and the product of a new field of research - synthetic biology. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 12: Global Weirding

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Horizon follows the climate researchers investigating the strange patterns of severe weather seen around the world in recent years. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 10: Out of Control?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series. People like to think they are in control of their lives - of what they feel and think. But scientists are now discovering this is often simply an illusion. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 8: The Truth about Exercise

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Series exploring scientific issues. Michael Mosley uncovers the surprising new research about exercise that has the power to make everyone live longer and healthier lives. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 5: Are You Good or Evil?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon meets researchers studying psychopathic killers to try to determine what makes people good or evil. One such scientist believes he has found the 'moral molecule'. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 14: The Transit of Venus

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Special episode of the factual science series exploring the transit of venus across the face of the sun. At 11pm on 5th June 2012 this event will be visible to the naked eye. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 13: Defeating Cancer

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon follows three people as they undergo remarkable new cancer treatments: from a genetically targeted drug that fights a type of skin cancer to advanced robotic surgery. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 11: The Truth about Fat

Duration: 1 hour

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

Science series. Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the truth about why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the fat epidemic by altering how brains work. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 1: Do You See What I See?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon explores the evidence for the theory that colours are really an illusion, experienced subjectively depending on age, sex and even mood. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 6: Fukushima: Is Nuclear Power Safe?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Topical science series. Six months after the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover whether nuclear power is safe. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 15: The Hunt for AI

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Marcus Du Sautoy asks how close mankind is to creating computers or robots that can think for themselves - artificial intelligence, AI. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 2: Seeing Stars

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 days

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of supertelescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe. Show more