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The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Episode 2: What is the World Made Of?

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley explores how history shaped science. Here, he looks at how atomic theories and the strange concepts of quantum physics came into being. Show more

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary in which Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada Lovelace's remarkable life - a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. Show more

How to Stay Young

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken investigate how much of the way we age is down to genetics and how much of it is down to the way we live our lives. Show more

Inside the Human Body

Episode 1: Creation

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Series exploring the wonders of the human body. Using state-of-the-art graphics, Michael Mosley shows the sequence of biological events that lead to human birth. Show more

Inside the Medieval Mind

Episode 1: Knowledge

Duration: 1 hour

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

Robert Bartlett examines the way we thought during medieval times. As the Middle Ages wore on, a world which previously seemed enchanted became a place to be mastered. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The amazing story of the car includes an alliance with a deadly predator, devastating floods, a 19th-century publicity stunt, a mountain of horse dung and a trip to the slaughterhouse. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Forster
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hurford
Interviewed Guest:
Jutta Kleinschmidt
Interviewed Guest:
Jay Leno
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Geddes
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Kaner
Executive Producer:
Iain Riddick
Executive Producer:
Ben Bowie
Director:
Nat Sharman

Supersized Earth

Episode 1: A Place to Live

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Documentary exploring how humans have transformed our world in a generation. Dallas Campbell climbs the world's tallest building and dives beneath Mexico City. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dallas Campbell
Producer:
Nat Sharman
Director:
Nat Sharman
Series Producer:
Simon Finch

Human Universe

Episode 3: Are We Alone?

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox explores mankind's place in the universe. He considers the possibility of alien life - could it exist and will humans ever find it? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Producer:
Nat Sharman
Director:
Nat Sharman

Human Universe

Episode 5: What Is Our Future?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox examines what lies ahead for humankind. On Svalbard, he gains access to civilisation's greatest treasure, buried deep in the permafrost. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Producer:
Nat Sharman
Director:
Nat Sharman