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Horizon

2020

The Great British Intelligence Test

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Dr Hannah Fry and Michael Mosley put the public to the test, pitting young and old, males and females and tech lovers and readers against each other in a battle of wits. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Available for 5 months

In this people’s history, Kirsty Wark explores the 1970s and early 1980s, an era of shops, pop, new towns and oil, and when Scotland began to see and sell itself as distinctively Scottish. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Michael Scott explores the legacies of ancient Greece, investigating what made the Greeks so successful and why they still have a powerful hold over our imaginations today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Scott
Participant:
Giovanni Verri
Participant:
Ian Jenkins
Participant:
Paul Cartledge
Participant:
Rosie Wyles
Performer:
Chris Vervain
Series Producer:
Ishbel MacDonald
Executive Producer:
Harry Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott discovers that from the start, drama was about more than entertainment - it was a reaction to real events and it was deeply connected to Athenian democracy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Scott looks at the decline of Athens and the triumph of theatre, which spread throughout the Greek world and beyond and gave rise to a new kind of comedy. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Michael Scott explores how the Romans absorbed Greek theatre and how their empire provides a crucial connection between modern drama and the plays of the ancient Greeks. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 5

Episode 5

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Mary Beard brings her trademark wit and probing curiosity to an interview with a very special guest - Booker-nominated British-Turkish novelist Elif Shafak. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 4

How We Read

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Shahidha Bari takes the reins for this episode of Inside Culture, which celebrates the joy of books and asks whether the way we read is changing. Show more

Who Owns Scotland?

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Available for 4 months

Martin Geissler travels to towns and cities across Scotland to discover where responsibility lies – or should lie – when it comes to owning urban land. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Martin Geissler
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Ross Harper
Production Manager:
Davina MacIntyre
Production Company:
Red Sky Productions Ltd

Who Owns Scotland?

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Available for 4 months

Martin Geissler travels across Scotland to reveal what we do and don’t know about who owns our rural land, and discovers how the ways land is used and valued is undergoing radical change. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Martin Geissler
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Ross Harper
Production Manager:
Davina MacIntyre
Production Company:
Red Sky Productions Ltd

Inside Culture

Series 4

Down Under

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Mary Beard investigates the ongoing history of creative connection and cultural exchange between Britain and Australia and asks what that relationship looks like today. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 4

Back to School

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Mary Beard asks why we are drawn to literature, theatre, TV and film that take us ‘back to school’. She meets authors Philip Pullman and Liz Pichon to discuss the enduring popularity of these stories. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 5

Can Art Save the Planet?

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Shahidha Bari teams up with artists, poets, comics and musicians to investigate the role that the arts can play in exploring and processing the threat to our planet from catastrophic climate change. Show more

Inside Culture

Women on Top

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Mary Beard explores how thousands of years of stories and images stereotyping women have shaped our thinking, and what this means for women who are in positions of power today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Charlie Sever
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Inside Culture

How We Read

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Shahidha Bari takes the reins for this episode which celebrates the joy of books and asks whether the way we read is changing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Inside Culture

Series 4

Why We Laugh

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Mary Beard asks why we laugh and explores what laughter can tell us about ourselves, our relationships and the world we live in. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 4

When Mary Met Hillary Clinton

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

In this very special episode of Inside Culture, Mary Beard meets former US Secretary of State, First Lady, senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 5

Back to the 90s

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Whether it’s in fashion and music or on our TV and cinema screens, the 90s are well and truly back. Shahidha Bari takes a look at the reasons why. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 5

Women on Top

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

Mary Beard explores how thousands of years of stories and images stereotyping women have shaped our thinking and what this means for women who are in positions of power today. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley finds out whether singing can boost feel-good chemicals in the brain, and Dr Zoe Williams discovers why music could help people with dementia. Show more