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Horizon

2017

Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 6 months

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star. Show more

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

The Planets

Series 1

The Two Sisters - Earth and Mars

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Professor Brian Cox continues his tour of the solar system revealing that it was once home to not one, but two blue planets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Iain Stewart shows that where the south of Eurasia is today there was once an ocean and how, in 250 million years, all of the continents will collide together Show more

Light and Dark

Episode 1: Light

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how mathematicians and scientists such as Euclid, Galileo and Ole Roemer have used light to reveal almost everything we know about the universe. Show more

Light and Dark

Episode 2: Dark

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of how we went from thinking we were close to a complete understanding of the universe to realising we had seen almost none of it. Show more

The Planets

Series 1

The Godfather: Jupiter

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter. Its size gives it a great power that it has used to manipulate the other planets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue
Production Coordinator:
Toby Keeley
Assistant Producer:
Katy Savage
Director of photography:
Julius Brighton

The Planets

Series 1

A Moment in the Sun - The Terrestrial Planets

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars were born at the same time from the same material - yet have lived radically different lives. What immense forces are at play? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 13: How to Survive a Disaster

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

When disaster strikes who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck - Horizon has gathered a team of experts to produce the ultimate guide to disaster survival. Show more

Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 8: Who Do You Want Your Child to Be?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

David Baddiel sets out to answer one of the greatest questions a parent can ask: how best to educate your child. Along the way he uncovers some unconventional approaches. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 4: Who Is Afraid of a Big Black Hole?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Scientists now believe black holes could hold the key to answering the ultimate question: what was there before the big bang? However, researching them is next to impossible. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 12: To Infinity and Beyond

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series exploring topical scientific issues examines the story of infinity - older than time, bigger than the universe and stranger than fiction. Show more

Horizon

2017

Cyber Attack - The Day the NHS Stopped

Duration: 1 hour

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

A few weeks ago, the National Health Service was hit by a devastating cyber attack - Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS. Show more

Human Universe

Episode 1: Apeman - Spaceman

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox explores our place in the universe. He charts the story of humans from apes to the birth of civilisation to our ascent into space. Show more

Contributors

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

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 1: What Is Life?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

In the world's most volcanic region, South East Asia, Prof Brian Cox explores the thin line that separates the living from the dead, posing the enduring question: what is life? Show more

Contributors

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

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

Episode 2: Somewhere in Spacetime

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Professor Brian Cox reveals how Earth's beauty is created by just a handful of forces. He follows the planet's epic journey through space. Show more

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

Episode 4: The Pale Blue Dot

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Professor Brian Cox reveals how Earth's beauty is created by just a handful of forces. In this episode Brian explains the science behind the colours of the planet. Show more

The Code

Episode 1: Numbers

Duration: 1 hour

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

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He reveals how significant numbers appear throughout the natural world and govern the planet. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

Series

The Code

The Code

Episode 2: Shapes

Duration: 1 hour

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

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

Series

The Code