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Horizon

2016

Episode 8: Ice Station Antarctica: Part One

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs makes an emotional return to Antarctica, years after he lived and worked at the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station.

Horizon

2016

Episode 12: Sports Doping - Winning At Any Cost?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates performance-enhancing drugs, from athletes seeking fame to people regularly taking anabolic steroids to look good. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 13: Inside CERN

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon documents an extraordinary story in particle physics, following CERN's scientists as they hunt for the elusive signals that would prove if there is a new particle. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 18: Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Horizon investigates the cosmic dawn, the moment one hundred million years after the big bang when the first stars were born. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ernie Dingo
Series Editor:
Steve Crabtree
Participant:
Tom Abel
Participant:
Volker Bromm
Participant:
Avi Loeb
Participant:
Stefan Keller
Participant:
Steven Tingay
Participant:
James Dunlop
Participant:
Ross McLure
Participant:
Charmaine Green
Participant:
Jennifer Green
Participant:
Sherryl Green
Participant:
Barbara Merritt

Horizon

2016

Episode 15: Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jimmy Carr takes over Horizon for a one-off special to try to get to the bottom of what laughter is, why we enjoy it so much and what, if anything, it has to do with comedy. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 14: My Amazing Twin

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Adam Pearson presents a personal film about genetics. He and his twin brother are genetically identical and both have neurofibromatosis 1 (Nf1) - yet they are completely different. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 15: First Britons

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon reveals how new archaeological discoveries are painting a very different picture of the first native Britons. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 16: The Lost Tribes of Humanity

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alice Roberts explores recent discoveries in the study of human origins, revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 7: How to Find Love Online

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry uses Dr Xand van Tulleken as her guinea pig to test whether the algorithms that dating sites use to match people actually work. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 2: Project Greenglow - The Quest for Gravity Control

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of an extraordinary scientific adventure - the attempt to control gravity. The dream of flying cars and journeys to the stars no longer seems quite so distant. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 5: The End of the Solar System

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of how our solar system will be transformed by the ageing sun before coming to a spectacular end in about eight billion years. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 10: E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley investigates the dramatic rise in e-cigarettes and what 'vaping' really does to your health. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 8: Ice Station Antarctica: Part Two

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs's return to Antarctica becomes something of a rescue mission as the Halley Research Station risks being cast adrift on an iceberg. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 6: Should We Close Our Zoos?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Liz Bonnin investigates how and why zoos keep animals and looks at whether they need to change to keep up with modern science. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 9: Curing Alzheimer's

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Horizon investigates a new era of Alzheimer's research. New scanning and gene technology is allowing scientists to identify the disease at its earliest stages. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 3: The Mystery of Dark Energy

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon looks at dark energy - the mysterious force that is unexpectedly causing the universe's expansion to speed up. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 11: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Giles Yeo investigates obesity in the UK. Many people believe that if people could just eat less, the obesity problem would be solved, but this may be harder than it sounds. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 1: The Immortalist

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The gripping story of how one Russian internet millionaire is turning to cutting-edge science to try to unlock the secret of living forever. Show more

Horizon

2016

Tim Peake Special - How to be an Astronaut

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Astronaut Tim Peake's video diary of the two years leading up to his arrival at the International Space Station in December 2015. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 4: Oceans of the Solar System

Duration: 17 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Horizon discovers that the hunt for oceans in space is starting a new era in the search for alien life. We used to think that oceans were unique to our planet, but we were wrong. Show more