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Episode 8: Alcohol

Duration: 58 minutes

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

A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol, including why the government cut the recommended weekly limit for men by a third in January. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Matthew Mitchell
Participant:
Gautam Mehta
Participant:
Antony Moss
Participant:
Celia Morgan
Participant:
Samantha Caton
Participant:
Wendy Hall
Participant:
Derk-Jan Dijk
Participant:
Richard Stephens
Participant:
Alex Arkell
Participant:
Jonathon Griffin
Participant:
Sally Davies
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony
Producer:
David Briggs
Director:
David Briggs
Production Company:
Sundog Pictures

Duration: 1 hour

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

David Malone asks if we are right to see the heart as merely a brilliant pump or whether it should be allowed to reclaim something of its old place at the centre of our humanity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Malone
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Producer:
David Briggs
Director:
David Briggs

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 9: Aftershock: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. A look at the evidence of gravitational waves - ripples in space and time - discovered at the South Pole in March 2014. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms, revealing where these 2,000-year-old problem-solvers came from, how they work and what they have achieved. Show more

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Viking art, which is defined by intricate artistic styles - distinctly Scandinavian, yet influenced by interaction with other cultures. Show more

The Culture Show

Viking Art: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Viking art, which is defined by intricate artistic styles - distinctly Scandinavian, yet influenced by interaction with other cultures. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Film-maker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis, the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being. How does it happen and why? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Malone
Producer:
David Briggs
Director:
David Briggs
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Production Manager:
Lisa Moultrie

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Brian explores the enigma of time – a phenomenon that we take for granted but which, as far as physicists are concerned, is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Producer:
David Briggs
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Brenner
Production Manager:
Raewyn Dickson
Production Coordinator:
Diane Davidson
Researcher:
Erika Gajda
Sound Recordist:
Sam Staples
Series Producer:
Simon Winchcombe
Executive Producer:
Emeka Onono

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Series 1

Episode 1: Making Sound

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Helen Czerski investigates the science behind the sounds we're familiar with and the sounds that we normally can't hear, from Big Ben to the Stromboli volcano. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

David Hayman meets men who sailed on HMS Hood and travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for those people working to protect vital North Atlantic convoys. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Graeme Thomson
Executive Producer:
Craig Hunter
Director:
David Briggs
Presenter:
David Hayman