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Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 2: What's in My Sandwich?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series with farmer Jimmy Doherty. In this episode he tries to discover what really goes into supermarket sandwiches. Show more

Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 1: Breakfast

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series in which farmer Jimmy Doherty asks what goes into supermarket food. In this episode, he makes breakfast from scratch, looking at cornflakes and coffee. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jimmy Doherty investigates food production techniques and the challenge of feeding the world. In the USA, farmers have put their faith in new technology to increase food output. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Director:
Jane Cameron
Producer:
Jane Cameron
Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Jimmy's Global Harvest

Episode 2: Australia

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Jimmy Doherty investigates new food production techniques and technologies. In Australia, Jimmy finds out whether farmers can overcome the global problem of soil salinity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Director:
Nat Sharman
Producer:
Nat Sharman
Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

The Private Life of...

Episode 3: Pigs

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jimmy Doherty reveals the hidden lives of farmyard animals. He visits a farm in Dartmoor to find out about pigs. How sensitive is a pig's nose? How do piglets find the right teat? Show more

Jimmy's Global Harvest

Episode 4: Kenya

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jimmy Doherty investigates food production techniques and the challenge of feeding the world. Jimmy visits Kenya and meets farmers who use ingenious new ways to combat pests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Director:
Michael Burke
Producer:
Michael Burke
Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jimmy Doherty explores the global logistics that bring fresh food from around the world to a shop near you, and uncovers the science that keeps food fresh for weeks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Producer:
Ross Harper
Director:
Ross Harper
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 3: From the Fridge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series. Farmer Jimmy Doherty investigates milk production, reduced fat spreads and wrinkly eggs. He also discovers how Red Leicester cheese is made. Show more

Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 5: Snack Food

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series. Farmer Jimmy Doherty attempts to make his own fizzy cola and potato snacks and visits the world's biggest ice cream factory. Show more

Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 4: Preserving

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Entertaining science series. Jimmy Doherty heads to his barn to investigate different methods of food preservation, including freezing, drying, heating and canning. Show more

Jimmy's Food Factory

Series 1

Episode 6: Who's Fooling with Our Food?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Science series. Jimmy Doherty investigates food producer trickery. He turns pork into square sandwich ham and tries to artificially ripen bananas. Show more

The Private Life of...

Episode 2: Chickens

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jimmy Doherty reveals the hidden lives of farmyard animals. He visits a farm in Devon to find out how chickens work out the pecking order and how they communicate with chicks. Show more

The Private Life of...

Episode 1: Cows

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jimmy Doherty embarks on a quest to reveal the hidden lives of farmyard animals. He visits a farm in Devon to find out about cows. What really goes on inside their brains? Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary revealing the science behind why so many people find it difficult to nod off, and offering practical tips on the best ways to get a good night's sleep. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Silverton
Participant:
Joe Swift
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Aldo Zilli
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jimmy is in Wales where farmers have turned farming on its head using daffodils to tackle Alzheimer's, garlic to treat cows and Kiwi science to create some super sheep. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Series Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Jimmy Doherty's Farming Heroes

Episode 3: North of England

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC HD

A visit to the north of England where Jimmy joins in on a sheep round-up, harvests rhubarb by candlelight and clears a willow forest destined to produce electricity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Duration: 1 hour

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

Art critic Matt Collings explores the most famous equations in science and realises that concepts of beauty and elegance have been used by many scientists to advance their work. Show more

Men of Rock

Episode 1: Deep Time

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Iain Stewart tells the story of James Hutton, the founding father of geology. This Scottish thinker overturned ancient beliefs about how and when the world was formed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Iain Stewart
Director:
Matt Barrett
Director:
Jeremy Turner
Series Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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David Malone's documentary delves into the secrets of ocean waves, revealing that waves are not made of water, that some waves travel sideways and more. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Malone
Producer:
David Malone
Director:
David Malone
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning

Richard Hammond's Journey To...

Episode 1: The Centre of the Planet

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Richard Hammond uses a giant 3D virtual Earth, stunning CGI, the latest satellite imagery and beautiful locations around the world to show how the planet works. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Executive Producer:
Greg Lanning
Executive Producer:
Will Aslett
Director:
Nick Jordan
Director:
Mike Slee