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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

2018

Episode 1: My Amazing Brain: Richard's War

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing catastrophic stroke, recorded by his documentary film-maker wife Fiona over four years. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 7: A Week without Lying - The Honesty Experiment

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Investigative documentary. Scientists use new technology on three British contributors to discover what our world would look like if we couldn't lie. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 6: Stopping Male Suicide

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Dr Xand Van Tulleken investigates why suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK - causing more deaths in this group than car accidents, and even more than cancer. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 8: The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Michael Mosley attempts to cure real pain with fake pills in Britain's largest ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He also tries to experience it for himself. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 9: Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. A former commando spends ten days locked in a nuclear bunker, with no way of telling the time, to find out how best to manage our body clock and improve our health. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ella Al-Shamahi
Presenter:
Aldo Kane
Director:
Tom Cook
Producer:
Tom Cook
Executive Producer:
David Dugan
Production Company:
Windfall Films

Horizon

2018

Episode 3: How to Build a Time Machine

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon meets scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery - people who may discover how to build wormholes, manipulate entangled photons or build functioning time crystals. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 4: Spina Bifida & Me

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Actress Ruth Madeley discovers how a law change could prevent many birth defects and how pioneering foetal surgery could transform the lives of babies with spina bifida. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 5: Jupiter Revealed

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Scientists start to peel back the layers of Jupiter to reveal the wonders within, using information gained from Nasa's Juno mission. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 10: Avalanche: Making a Deadly Snowstorm

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary. Can we predict avalanches? How can we save more lives? A team of scientists led by Prof Danielle George create a massive avalanche to find out. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 2: Teenagers vs Cancer: A User's Guide

Duration: 1 hour

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

Inspirational film revealing how 11 teenagers and young adults deal with cancer diagnosis and treatment. These moving stories share a sense of hope and teenage bloody-mindedness. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 11: Vitamin Pills: Miracle or Myth?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Documentary. Digging deeper than the eye-catching words on the packaging, Dr Giles Yeo investigates who really needs a supplement by putting our diets to the test. Show more

Horizon

2018

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 13 days

Horizon follows an international team of volcanologists in Iceland as they draw fascinating parallels between the volcanoes on Earth and those elsewhere in the solar system. Show more