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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 2 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

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

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley finds out whether a glass of wine can protect your blood vessels from the harmful effects of junk food. Giles Yeo sets out to test home breathalyser kits. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley and the doctors investigate what giving up alcohol for a month really does to your health, whether massage is worth the money, and whether medical cannabis is safe. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley and the doctors investigate whether t'ai chi is as good as a workout, what we can do about heartburn, and the new technology that is transforming brain surgery. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley and Dr Chris van Tulleken investigate omega-3 supplements, and Dr Zoe Williams discovers why eating a lot of fat affects men and women differently. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 6

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley investigates the best way to keep calories in check, and Saleyha Ahsan runs an experiment to find out whether probiotic products really can improve health. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 6

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Zoe Williams looks at boosting metabolism, Michael Mosley examines the effects of air pollution, and Dr Saleyha Ahsan identifies signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Allan Little heads to the pub to discuss how the smoking ban affected different generations of Scots, and returns to his old school in Stranraer to debate free university tuition.
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Contributors

Presenter:
Allan Little
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Mick McAvoy
Production Manager:
Rachael Mason

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley and the team explore how learning a new language can stave off dementia, whether going vegan makes you healthier, and how to protect your teeth from a hidden danger. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Available for 2 months

Kirsty Wark explores the 1980s and early 1990s, a time of painful transition in Scotland as old industries declined and new creative opportunities arose. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Kirsty Wark explores the 1990s and 2000s, from the highs of the rave scene, Trainspotting and a new Scottish parliament, to the lows of the financial crash. 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 Hall
Director:
Ishbel Hall
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

Why We Laugh

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

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

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Series Producer:
Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Who Owns Scotland?

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Available for 11 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

Who Owns Scotland?

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 11 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