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Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 8: The Power of the Placebo

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Science series. Horizon explores why placebos work, despite containing no active ingredient, and explains how we could all benefit from their hidden power. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

From colossal farms in America to the destruction of the Amazon, Liz Bonnin investigates how our hunger for meat is killing our planet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Tom Watt-Smith
Production Company:
Raw TV

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

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

Secrets of China

Episode 3: How to Get Rich

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Billie JD Porter explores how China's recent boom is changing people's lives fast, from migrant workers in Guangzhou to new tourist industry jobs on China's only tropical island. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Gian Quaglieni

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 14: Are We Still Evolving?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones to the frontiers of genetic research to discover if we are still evolving, and where we might be heading. Show more

Regimental Stories

Episode 5: The Coldstream Guards

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A look at how the Coldstream Guards, who now serve as a bodyguard to the Queen, are still motivated by a history which stretches back to the English Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sean Pertwee
Director:
Olly Bootle
Series Producer:
Graham Cooper
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

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

Brian Cox uses the BBC archive to examine the story of man's relationship with the moon, from James Burke testing out Nasa equipment to Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Anita Rani and Justin Rowlatt continue their epic car journeys across China, heading for their final destination, the financial mega-city of Shanghai. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Justin Rowlatt
Presenter:
Anita Rani
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 13: Little Cat Diaries

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

A closer look at the cats who stood out in the experiment conducted in The Secret Life of the Cat, where 50 felines were fitted with GPS collars to track their every movement. Show more

Horizon

The £10 Million Challenge

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. To celebrate its 50th birthday, Horizon invites the public to play a role in tackling the greatest challenges facing science today. Show more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Series 13

Episode 9: Sunetra Sarker

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Celebrity genealogy series. Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore the Bengali heritage she ignored when she was growing up in Liverpool. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 2: Monitor Me

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Horizon explores the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, as well as how technology is helping medical professionals monitor fitness and health in unprecedented ways. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

In the first episode of this two-part series, Simon Reeve travels from the islands of the Aegean to Greece's capital, Athens, meeting an extraordinary cast of characters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Director:
Olly Bootle
Series Producer:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Genres

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Simon Reeve continues his Australian adventure. He travels from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory, across to the Cape York Peninsula, and on to the Great Barrier Reef. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Dictatorland

Series 1

Episode 1: Kazakhstan

Duration: 25 minutes

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

From golden handprints of the president to the scene of a massacre, in Kazakhstan Ben Zand experiences the sinister and bizarre sides to living in a dictatorship. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Zand
Series Producer:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Mike Radford

Dictatorland

Series 1

Episode 2: Belarus

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Ben Zand visits Belarus. To find out what life is like in a dictatorship, he bathes in the rumoured source of the president's powers and comes face to face with the KGB. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Zand
Series Producer:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Mike Radford

Dictatorland

Series 1

Episode 3: Tajikistan

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Ben Zand visits Tajikistan. From enforced beard shaving to being tracked down by the police, he experiences the sinister and bizarre side to living in a dictatorship. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Zand
Series Producer:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Mike Radford

Duration: 50 minutes

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

On the second leg of his journey around the Caribbean Sea Simon Reeve visits the beautiful island of Barbados and travels along the coast of South America. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Director:
Olly Bootle
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Series Producer:
Matt Brandon
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall

Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve

Episode 5: Sri Lanka to Bangladesh

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

This stage of Simon Reeve's journey takes him from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. He starts in Sri Lanka, where Chinese money has helped end a 30-year war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Reeve
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle

Africa with Ade Adepitan

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Documentary series. Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey around Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in Nigeria. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ade Adepitan
Series Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Sam Bagnall