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The Secrets of Your Food

Series 1

Episode 2: A Matter of Taste

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the science of our food. James visits the Peruvian Andes to learn how a bitter potato helps inhabitants survive the altitude. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 8: The Truth about Exercise

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Series exploring scientific issues. Michael Mosley uncovers the surprising new research about exercise that has the power to make everyone live longer and healthier lives. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Former Maestro competitor and drum and bass pioneer Goldie is invited to compose a piece of music to be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra in the 2009 Proms season. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 9: How You Really Make Decisions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Science series. Horizon uncovers the truth about decision making, revealing the intuitive part of your mind is a lot more powerful than you may realise. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 5: How Small Is the Universe?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring scientific issues. Following the search for the smallest thing in the universe, a journey where things don't just become smaller - but also a whole lot weirder. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 18: Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Horizon investigates the cosmic dawn, the moment one hundred million years after the big bang when the first stars were born. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ernie Dingo
Series Editor:
Steve Crabtree
Participant:
Tom Abel
Participant:
Volker Bromm
Participant:
Avi Loeb
Participant:
Stefan Keller
Participant:
Steven Tingay
Participant:
James Dunlop
Participant:
Ross McLure
Participant:
Charmaine Green
Participant:
Jennifer Green
Participant:
Sherryl Green
Participant:
Barbara Merritt

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

Episode 3: Beyond the Rainbow

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 8 months

Helen Czerski looks at the colours invisible to our eyes. To see the universe in a new light, she takes to the skies in a jet equipped with an infrared telescope. Show more

Horizon

2012-2013

Episode 16: What Makes us Human?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Professor Alice Roberts investigates what exactly makes human beings different from the animal kingdom. What is it that truly makes us human? Show more

The Sky at Night

Pick of the Year

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 8 days

Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott look back at some of the biggest stories of 2020, from the launch of Solar Orbiter to the discovery of phosphine on Venus. Show more

The Sky at Night

The State of Astronomy

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock consider the state of astronomy in 2020 and wonder what new, exciting discoveries await us across the rest of the decade. Show more

The Sky at Night

Life on Venus

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

The Sky at Night gains exclusive access to the team of scientists behind the recent discovery of possible signs of life on Venus. Show more

The Sky at Night

Beyond the Visible

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

The Sky at Night team discovers the new techniques being pioneered by vision-impaired astronomers to see the universe, using their senses of hearing and touch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Presenter:
Lucie Green
Production Coordinator:
Hannah Cheriton
Production Manager:
Kassi Jones
Assistant Producer:
Angel Li
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree

The Sky at Night

Life beyond Venus

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Chris and Maggie report on the reaction to the dramatic announcement of the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus, a gas that could be a sign of life. Show more

The Sky at Night

Stars: A Matter of Life and Death

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

The Sky at Night team explore the life and death of stars, including the dimming of Betelgeuse and the drawings that pre-date the telescope but which can predict solar activity. Show more

The Sky at Night

Locked down but Looking up

Duration: 29 minutes

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

The Sky at Night celebrates its 800th episode by showing how you can still explore space even when confined to your home by the coronavirus lockdown. Plus a new arrangement of the show's theme tune. Show more

The Sky at Night

Different Planet, Different Sky

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Maggie Aderin-Pocock asks astronaut Jessica Meir what it was like to take part in the first all-female spacewalk with Christina Koch. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

It's the countdown to the premiere of Goldie's new composition for the BBC Proms. It's a huge challenge for Goldie to prepare a written score for an orchestra of over 60 musicians. Show more

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