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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on Red Button One

Available for 11 months

Jim Al-Khalili tells how the first 'natural philosophers' began to unlock electricity's mysteries, studying its curious link to life and building instruments to create it. Show more

The Sky at Night

Inside God's Observatory: Special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team have been granted rare access to the Vatican and its observatory, the Specola Vaticana, where they explore its rich history and contemporary cutting-edge science. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Series Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Sky at Night

Wonders of the Night Sky

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Celebrating one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities there is - the ancient art of looking up, studying and marvelling at the night sky. Show more

The Sky at Night

In the Blink of an Eye

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Exploring the world of transient phenomena, including the event that created the recently-detected gravitational wave, the collision of two neutron stars. Show more

The Sky at Night

The Mystery of 'Oumuamua

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team investigates the first ever object to visit our solar system from outer space - 'Oumuamua. Its discovery set off a hurricane of press speculation. Show more

Supermarket Secrets

Series 3

Staying on Trend

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Gregg Wallace and Nikki Fox look at how technology is transforming the way we shop for food. This time, Gregg looks at new vegan meals designed to taste like meat. Show more

Supermarket Secrets

Series 3

Loyalty

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The supermarkets know that shoppers don’t show much allegiance to them any more, so what techniques are they coming up with to keep us coming back? Show more

The Sky at Night

The Invisible Universe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A report on the discovery that most of the universe is missing, as scientists currently estimate that 95 per cent of everything in the universe is invisible. Show more

Supermarket Secrets

Series 3

On Demand

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Gregg sees how robots are revolutionising online delivery, while Nikki tests out new pay-in-the-aisle technology as we move towards a checkout-free future. Show more

The Sky at Night

Cassini: The Gamechanger

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock explore four major ways in which future space exploration has been changed by the discoveries of the Cassini mission. Show more

The Sky at Night

Return to the Moon?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

For the first time in a generation there are credible plans to go to the moon. The team examine this renewed interest, and ask why it's happening now. Show more

The Sky at Night

It Came From Outer Space

Duration: 30 minutes

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

As shooting stars vaporise in the atmosphere, a small part of some of them falls to earth as dust. Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock investigate. Show more

The Gene Code

Episode 1: The Book of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford explores how the entire human genome was decoded, discovering that every human carries the entire story of life on earth hidden in his or her DNA. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Director:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen

The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Episode 1: Einstein's Nightmare

Duration: 59 minutes

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

How Albert Einstein thought he had found the fatal flaw in quantum theory, because it implies that sub-atomic particles can communicate faster than light. Show more

Atom

Episode 1: The Clash of the Titans

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Nuclear physicist Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of the discovery that everything is made of atoms, and of the minds behind the scientific breakthrough. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Director:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen

Series

Atom

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 11: The Truth about Fat

Duration: 1 hour

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

Science series. Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the truth about why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the fat epidemic by altering how brains work. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Jim Al-Khalili uncovers the story of Sellafield. He encounters some of the most dangerous substances on earth, reveals the nature of radiation and even attempts to split the atom. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Al-Khalili
Director:
Tim Usborne
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jane Aldous
Executive Producer:
Mark Tattersall

The Sky at Night

Into the Dark Zone

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The team looks at the trans-Neptunian objects - a vast number of strange, dark, icy worlds - which played a crucial role in the evolution of our solar system. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dallas Campbell meets the scientists who have focused on the different aspects of the Drake Equation, which examines seven key elements necessary for ET intelligence to exist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dallas Campbell
Producer:
Tim Usborne
Director:
Tim Usborne
Producer:
Ed Booth
Executive Producer:
Tina Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Dermot Caulfield