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Horizon

2016

Episode 16: The Lost Tribes of Humanity

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alice Roberts explores recent discoveries in the study of human origins, revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 5: Jupiter Revealed

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Scientists start to peel back the layers of Jupiter to reveal the wonders within, using information gained from Nasa's Juno mission. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 15: First Britons

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon reveals how new archaeological discoveries are painting a very different picture of the first native Britons. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 17: The Wildest Weather in the Universe

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. A look at the fledgling field of extra-terrestrial meteorology, as technology allows astronomers to study other planets in new ways. Show more

Horizon

2017

ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner

Duration: 1 hour

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

Comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner is on a personal mission to uncover the science of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), a condition which he suspects he has. Show more

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 12: Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series exploring topical scientific issues. How bad can our drinking pattern be for our health? Doctors and genetically identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken find out. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 10: E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley investigates the dramatic rise in e-cigarettes and what 'vaping' really does to your health. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 5: The End of the Solar System

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of how our solar system will be transformed by the ageing sun before coming to a spectacular end in about eight billion years. Show more

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 14: Are Health Tests Really A Good Idea?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Michael Mosley subjects himself to a variety of health tests that are available to those who feel perfectly well, in order to discover which of them are worth doing. Show more

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 5: Allergies: Modern Life and Me

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Horizon follows two allergic families to investigate claims that the modern western lifestyle is responsible for the 'allergy epidemic'. Show more

Horizon

2016

Episode 8: Ice Station Antarctica: Part Two

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs's return to Antarctica becomes something of a rescue mission as the Halley Research Station risks being cast adrift on an iceberg. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, 95, recounts his flying experiences and adventures up to and during the Second World War in this documentary illustrated with archive footage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Holland
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 6: Ebola - The Search for a Cure

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. This special episode of Horizon meets the scientists and doctors from all around the world seeking a cure for the Ebola virus. Show more

Horizon

2013-2014

Episode 12: What's Wrong with Our Weather?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Physicist Dr Helen Czerski and meteorologist John Hammond examine Britain's recent extreme weather and ask if future seasons will include ever harsher winters. 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

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

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 11: 70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary investigating the use of modern medical technology to scan Egyptian animal mummies from museums across the world. Show more

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 10: Dancing in the Dark - The End of Physics?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring topical scientific issues. A look at dark matter and dark energy ahead of the Large Hadron Collider being switched on in March 2015, having been upgraded. Show more

Horizon

2019

The 250 Million Pound Cancer Cure

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Following the NHS as they start to implement proton beam therapy, an advanced but expensive cancer treatment, as well as following as the first children awaiting the lifesaving treatment. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Series Producer:
Rob Liddell
Series Producer:
Zoe Heron

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 17: Which Universe Are We In?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Until very recently the whole idea of the multiverse was dismissed as fantasy. Horizon asks whether multiple universes exist and, if so, which one we are actually in. Show more