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The Sky at Night

Venus, Earth's Twin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team explores our nearest neighbour Venus, discovering how it formed and how ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has revealed the secrets of its atmosphere. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron

The Sky at Night

Rosetta Update - A Comet's Story

Duration: 30 minutes

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

With the exciting news that the Philae lander had woken up on comet 67P, Sky at Night reveals the latest results from the Rosetta comet landing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Giles Harrison
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron

The Sky at Night

Pluto Revealed

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of NASA's visit to Pluto, the first time a probe has visited the dwarf planet. With expert insight into the latest images from the New Horizons probe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Giles Harrison
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron

Dangerous Earth

Episode 5: Tornado

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Helen Czerski peers into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology are giving new insight into tornadoes - the fastest winds on the planet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron
Producer:
Ben Wilson
Director:
Ben Wilson

Dangerous Earth

Episode 6: Iceberg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The latest scientific insights into icebergs, from side-scanning sonar scrutinising the edge of glaciers to pictures that give us a unique glimpse of how they transform over time. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 2: Monitor Me

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 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

Origins of Us

Episode 1: Bones

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring how the human body tells the story of our evolution. Dr Alice Roberts looks at how our skeleton reveals how our ancestors stood, walked and ran for survival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Series Producer:
Zoe Heron
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Producer:
David Stewart
Director:
David Stewart

Origins of Us

Episode 2: Guts

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring how the human body charts our evolution. How our ancestors' hunt for food changed the shape of our face, the way we see and how we attract the opposite sex. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Series Producer:
Zoe Heron
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Producer:
Matthew Dyas
Director:
Matthew Dyas

Origins of Us

Episode 3: Brains

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring how the human body charts our evolution. How living until old age and learning from one another has shaped human brains, and why our species has survived. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Series Producer:
Zoe Heron
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Producer:
Paul Olding
Director:
Paul Olding

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 12: What's Wrong with Our Weather?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Physicist Dr Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond examine Britain's recent extreme weather and ask if future seasons will include ever harsher winters. 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 6 months

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 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

Dangerous Earth

Episode 2: Volcano

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Helen Czerski looks at volcanoes. New thermal imagery and ultra high-speed photography capture the complex processes crucial to understanding how and why they erupt. Show more

Dangerous Earth

Episode 4: Aurora

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Helen Czerski looks at the latest scientific insight into the aurora - dancing lights in the night sky that have fascinated cultures throughout our history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron
Producer:
Ben Wilson
Director:
Ben Wilson

Dangerous Earth

Episode 3: Lightning

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Helen Czerski examines the hottest natural phenomenon on the planet - lightning. High-speed cameras show the secrets of upward lightning that's triggered by urban landscapes. Show more

The Big Thinkers

Should We Go to Mars?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Kevin Fong guides us through an ethical and scientific minefield as he considers whether sending men to Mars is worth the risk and if it is really achievable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kevin Fong
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Executive Producer:
Zoe Heron

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 8: Secrets of the Solar System

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. A look at how new planets being discovered are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system. Show more

Dangerous Earth

Episode 1: Avalanche

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dr Helen Czerski looks at the anatomy of an avalanche, from eyewitness footage from within one to detailed CT scans showing the microscopic changes that cause them. Show more