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Wonders of Life

Learning Zone

Episode 1

Duration: 40 minutes

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

In this film specially edited for schools, Professor Brian Cox discovers how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Producer:
Suzy Boyles

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 2: The Price of Freedom

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 16 days

Documentary. David Olusoga traces the bitter propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and the abolitionists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Director:
Ben Crichton
Producer:
Ben Crichton

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 1: Profit and Loss

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 16 days

Documentary about the abolition of slavery. Huge sums of money were paid out in compensation, not to slaves, but to slave owners. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 11: The Age of Big Data

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon tests the limits of the data revolution, crime prediction in LA, financial formulas in the city of London and a South African attempt to catalogue the entire cosmos. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 10: The Truth about Taste

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon explores the latest scientific insights into the sense of taste, including the discovery of a way to make food taste sweeter without adding extra sugar. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 14: Fracking: The New Energy Rush

Duration: 1 hour

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

Topical science series. Iain Stewart investigates a controversial energy rush for the natural gas found deep underground, sometimes right under the places people live in. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
James Van Der Pool
Series Editor:
Aidan Laverty
Presenter:
Iain Stewart

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 7: The Truth About Meteors: A Horizon Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Iain Stewart explains what meteorites and asteroids are, where they come from, the danger they pose and the role they have played in Earth's history. Show more

Wonders of Life

Learning Zone

Episode 2

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Brian Cox tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life told through the fundamental laws that govern it, in a version of the Wonders of Life made for schools. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Producer:
Suzy Boyles

Wonders of the Universe

Episode 1: Destiny

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Brian Cox explores the laws of the universe. In this episode, Brian looks at the nature of time and its role in creating both the universe and ourselves. Show more

Wonders of the Universe

Episode 3: Falling

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series in which Professor Brian Cox explores the laws of the universe. In this episode, Brian takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe - gravity. Show more

Wonders of the Universe

Episode 2: Stardust

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Brian Cox explores the laws of the universe. In this episode, he seeks to answer the biggest questions of all - what are we and where do we come from? Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Continuing their journey across the USA in one of the world's largest airships, the scientists explore how the atmosphere changes with altitude. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Historian David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

In the second part of his four-part series, historian David Olusoga explores the business of slavery and remembers the black sailors who fought for Britain at Trafalgar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Producer:
Naomi Austin
Director:
Naomi Austin
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

In part three of this groundbreaking series, historian David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Producer:
Naomi Austin
Director:
Naomi Austin
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Historian David Olusoga concludes his series by exploring the events which helped shape black British identity in the 20th century.

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Documentary. David Olusoga discovers the price of the abolition of slavery. Huge sums of money were paid out in compensation, not to slaves, but to the slave owners. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 15: Swallowed by a Black Hole

Duration: 59 minutes

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

As a gas cloud strayed within the gravitational reach of a black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, it was hoped we would observe a feeding supermassive black hole in action. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 15 hours, 45 minutes

An exploration – from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Grace Jones – of how black artists use the sci-fi genre to examine black history and imagine new, alternative futures. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

Black and British: A Forgotten History

Episode 1: First Encounters

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 22 days

David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing. Show more