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Horizon

2017

Dawn of the Driverless Car

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon explores the artificial intelligence required to replace human drivers in cars, peers into the future driverless world and discovers that it might not be all good news. Show more

The Sky at Night

Space Boom Britain

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

The Sky at Night team visit the companies spearheading the boom in Britain's space industry, a sector with an annual income of £16.4bn and which employs over 45,000 people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Production Coordinator:
Carisse Perks
Assistant Producer:
Raquel Taylor
Production Manager:
Kassi Murphy
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Horizon

2014-2015

Episode 16: OCD: A Monster in my Mind

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon meets the people living with OCD, looks at the therapy available and asks what neuroscience can offer by way of a cure. Show more

The Sky at Night

Mapping the Milky Way

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

The Gaia space telescope is not just helping scientists create the ultimate star map of the Milky Way. It is also showing our galaxy's past and how it will change in the future. Show more

Horizon

2010-2011

Episode 3: What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Duration: 1 hour

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

This episode of the science series explores a dizzying world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes, and finds out what happened before the big bang. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Science daredevil Greg Foot finds out what humans taste of, whether the human race could move the planet by jumping at exactly the same time and whether a bellyflop could kill you. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Science daredevil Greg Foot finds out if you could survive in a falling lift if you jump as it hits the ground, what makes chillies hot and what happens to our bodies when we die. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Greg Foot finds out if you can escape when buried alive, what he needs to become the world's fastest man, why a boomerang comes back and why bulletproof vests are bulletproof. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Horizon

2016

Episode 15: Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Jimmy Carr takes over Horizon for a one-off special to try to get to the bottom of what laughter is, why we enjoy it so much and what, if anything, it has to do with comedy. Show more

Horizon

2018

Episode 3: How to Build a Time Machine

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Horizon meets scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery - people who may discover how to build wormholes, manipulate entangled photons or build functioning time crystals. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Greg Foot finds out if a falling penny can kill you, is immersed in cold water to test extreme temperatures and has his fingers hammered to test a weird painkiller. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Greg Foot finds out if winning unfair fights only happens in the movies, asks why the sky is blue and experiences the highs and lows of surviving on your own bodily fluids. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

The last episode sees science geek Greg under pressure as he attempts to dig to Australia. He also tries to find out whether it is physically possible to die of a broken heart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Presenter:
Greg Foot
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, to witness the astonishing consequences this journey has for us all. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Humble
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer:
Stephen Marsh
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Genres

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

The story of some of the genetic scientists who dared to discover the secret of life - men and women obsessed by intellectual challenges but dogged by their human failings. Show more

The Sky at Night

Exploring Jupiter

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Juno, Nasa's mission to Jupiter, is still gathering data on the gas giant, a decade after it was launched. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Production Coordinator:
Carisse Perks
Assistant Producer:
Raquel Taylor
Production Manager:
Kassi Murphy
Executive Producer:
Steve Crabtree
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard

Duration: 1 hour

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

Mark Miodownik shows that some of the everyday objects that are often taken for granted are in fact little pieces of domestic magic - from razor blades to tights. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mark Miodownik looks at how materials have enabled us to indulge our curiosity about the world around us, revealing why the everyday and even the mundane is anything but. Show more

Horizon

2017

Ten Things You Need to Know about the Future

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to provide an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. With some expert help, she investigates questions we want answered about the future. Show more