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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

Inside the Human Body

Episode 4: Hostile World

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series on the wonders of the human body. Michael Mosley reveals how the body defends itself, and the innovations behind a hand transplant operation. Show more

Inside the Human Body

Episode 2: First to Last

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring the wonders of the human body. Michael Mosley shows how, from its first breath to its last, the body performs countless small miracles to stay alive. Show more

Human Universe

Episode 2: Why Are We Here?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox explores our place in the universe. He tackles the question that unites the seven billion people sharing this planet - why are we here? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw

Horizon

2017

ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner

Duration: 1 hour

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

Comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner is on a personal mission to uncover the science of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), a condition which he suspects he has. Show more

Duration: 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Adam Hart-Davis investigates the Victorian innovations that left a lasting impression on British society. Adam takes a lesson in Victorian etiquette.

Voyages of Discovery

The Figure of the Earth

Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul Rose tells the story of three Frenchmen's 18th-century scientific mission to Ecuador to settle an international row by measuring the planet's shape. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Iain Stewart explores how the Earth's continents have transformed evolution. He shows how Australia's journey has affected everything from Aboriginal history to mining Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Professor Brian Cox hosts as comedians Ben Miller and Hugh Dennis each lead a team of scientists and they compete to find the scientific connections between six unlikely objects. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Participant:
Hugh Dennis
Participant:
Ben Miller
Participant:
Steve Jones
Participant:
Hannah Fry
Participant:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Jim Al-Khalili
Production Manager:
Raewyn Dickson
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 6: Fukushima: Is Nuclear Power Safe?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Topical science series. Six months after the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover whether nuclear power is safe. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Documentary series. Dr Iain Stewart reveals the natural forces that shaped the earth. He traces the history of the atmosphere, from the ozone layer's creation to its current destruction. Show more

Inside the Human Body

Episode 3: Building Your Brain

Duration: 1 hour

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

Science series. Michael Mosley examines the human brain from birth to adulthood and shows why it takes 20 years to mature. Show more