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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

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

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

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

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 11: Where is Flight MH370?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with access to the key players on the frontline in the southern Indian Ocean. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 4: Dinosaurs: The Hunt for Life

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon meets Dr Mary Schweitzer, who may have found traces of DNA within the fossilised bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex - a discovery that could revolutionise our understanding of these beasts. 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

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

Horizon

2019

The 250 Million Pound Cancer Cure

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Following the NHS as they start to implement proton beam therapy, an advanced but expensive cancer treatment, as well as following as the first children awaiting the lifesaving treatment. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Series Producer:
Zoe Heron

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

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

2012-2013

Episode 12: The Secret Life of the Cat

Duration: 1 hour

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

Horizon discovers what your cat really gets up to as 50 cats from a village in Surrey are tagged with GPS collars and their every movement is recorded. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Uninterrupted and unspoiled by voiceover or music, the birdsong of sunrise in all its glory. Three different habitats, Britain's woodland, heathland and parkland, burst into song. Show more