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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How modern Britain is still defined by the battle between Cavaliers (panache, pleasure and individuality) and Roundheads (modesty, discipline, equality, and state intervention). Show more

Sex and the Church

Episode 3: Christianity v The West

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the offical Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch argues that rather than being a thug, Thomas Cromwell was a principled and pioneering statesman who laid the foundations for the modern British state. Show more

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Horizon

Comet of the Century: A Horizon Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Once hoped to be the most spectacular comet in a generation, Horizon examines the insights Comet ISON might bring to some of science's greatest mysteries. Show more

The Normans

Episode 3: Normans of the South

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Normans on southern Europe and the Middle East, as they spread south in the 11th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Bartlett
Series Producer:
Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Professor Jeremy Black explains the unique economic, social and political factors that helped Britain transform itself almost entirely by the 19th century. Show more

Sex and the Church

Episode 2: Sexual Revolution

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explains how the church took control of marriage in the 11th century and how the Protestant Reformation launched a sexual revolution. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Alice Roberts discovers how humans left Africa to colonise the world. In Asia, she investigates how early hunter-gatherers survived in the Arctic region of northern Siberia. 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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, this time travelling from January to the March equinox. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Humble
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer:
Stephen Marsh

How Earth Made Us

Episode 4: Fire

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Iain Stewart explores man's relationship with fire. Along the way he dives in a mysterious lake in Oregon, climbs a glacier of salt and takes a bath in crude oil. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 14: Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon examines the evidence that our ancestors' changing diet and mastery of fire prompted anatomical and neurological changes that took us out of the trees and into the kitchen. Show more

Journeys into the Ring of Fire

Series 1

Episode 1: Indonesia

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Iain Stewart tours the Pacific rim to discover how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped human history. He visits the world's most awesome volcanoes in Indonesia. Show more