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Duration: 59 minutes

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

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Dr Alice Roberts finds out how the experts put dinosaur skeletons back together, with muscles, accurate postures and even, in some cases, the correct skin colour. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle

The Sky at Night

What Have UFOs Done for Us?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

How our drive to explain the bizarre phenomena of UFOs, and desire to discover little green men, has transformed our understanding of the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Inside God's Observatory: Special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team have been granted rare access to the Vatican and its observatory, the Specola Vaticana, where they explore its rich history and contemporary cutting-edge science. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Five Greatest Images of the Solar System

Duration: 30 minutes

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

From a view of the surface of Mars to live pictures of the sun, a look at the five greatest images captured by spacecraft. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Wonders of the Night Sky

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Celebrating one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities there is - the ancient art of looking up, studying and marvelling at the night sky. Show more

The Sky at Night

In the Blink of an Eye

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Exploring the world of transient phenomena, including the event that created the recently-detected gravitational wave, the collision of two neutron stars. Show more

The Sky at Night

Planet 9 from Outer Space

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team investigates the search for Planet 9, after two American astronomers claimed they had found evidence for a ninth planet in our solar system. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

The Mystery of 'Oumuamua

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team investigates the first ever object to visit our solar system from outer space - 'Oumuamua. Its discovery set off a hurricane of press speculation. Show more

The Sky at Night

The Brightest Star

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team explore stargazing in the daytime, show how seasons change on other planets across the solar system and examine what makes the sun special. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Reporter:
Lucie Green

The Sky at Night

The Hunt for ET

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Are we alone? Geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford seeks to define what life is and Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our chances of finding it in the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

How to Catch a Comet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team is at mission control as the Rosetta probe catches up with the comet it has been chasing across the solar system and prepares to send out a lander. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Alex Freeman
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Documentary which maintains that the real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts, telling the story of how the Russians led us into the space age. Show more

The Sky at Night

First Rock from the Sun

Duration: 29 minutes

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

The Sky at Night investigates how Mercury probe BepiColombo was built, how it will get to Mercury and what it hopes to discover. Show more

How Earth Made Us

Episode 1: Deep Earth

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series telling the story of how the development of civilisation was influenced by planetary forces. Professor Iain Stewart explores the role of the Earth's interior. Show more

How Earth Made Us

Episode 2: Water

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history. He investigates how water has influenced the rise and fall of civilizations. Show more

The Sky at Night

Playing With a Clockwork Universe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team looks at the dynamic nature of the universe, winding its timeline backwards and forwards to reveal how the night sky changes over time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Cosmic Blasts

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The Sky at Night team look at cosmic explosions, including those of our sun and the most violent and energetic events in the universe, gamma ray bursts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Ben Wilson
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Second Earth?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Investigating the techniques that are revealing so much about planets outside our solar system. Are we really any closer to finding another world like our own? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Producer:
Penny Palmer
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Jupiter: Weather and Moons

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The revamped team look at Jupiter's coloured bands and iconic 'eye', visible manifestations of a violent atmosphere that causes extraordinary weather. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Reporter:
Helen Czerski

The Sky at Night

Sounds of the Universe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Exploring how sound can reveal secrets about the universe, from orchestral tunes rippling on the surface of the sun to the crackle of Jupiter's atmosphere. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf