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Cloning the First Human

Cloning the First Human

Doctors Panayiotis Zavos and Severino Antinori claim they are ready to embark on the greatest human experiment of our age. They say they will attempt to clone a human being. Most people think the objections to this are ethical – human cloning would create many moral...

5.43

The Death of the Oceans

The Death of the Oceans

One gets the feeling that the decision to frame the title The Death of the Oceans? as a question may have been taken at the last minute in order to discourage immediate despair on the part of the viewer. If the programme itself communicated anything, however, it's that...

8.13

Extreme Archaeology

Extreme Archaeology

Series aiming to excavate difficult archaeological sites all over Britain, with the help of Dr Mark Davies and a team of young diggers. Bridge on the River Wye - Traveling to the site of a Roman bridge in the Wye Valley, South Wales. They hope to date the structure, as...

7.25

Dimensions: A Walk Through Mathematics

Dimensions: A Walk Through Mathematics

A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed! Dimension Two - Hipparchus shows us how to describe the position of any point on Earth with two numbers... and explains...

8.13

Nice Guys Finish First

Nice Guys Finish First

Nice Guys Finish First is a 1986 documentary by Richard Dawkins which discusses selfishness and cooperation, arguing that evolution often favors co-operative behavior, and focusing especially on the tit for tat strategy of the prisoner's dilemma game. In the opening...

8.26
Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine

Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine

1983, Science

Richard Feynman (1918-88) was one of the most remarkable and gifted theoretical physicists of any generation. He was also known as the Great Explainer because of his passion for helping non-scientists to imagine something of the beauty and order of...

9.22

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Did Cooking Make Us Human?

We are the only species on earth that cooks its food - and we are also the cleverest species on the planet. The question is: do we cook because we're clever and imaginative, or are we clever and imaginative because our ancestors discovered cooking? Horizon examines the...

7.07

Why Do Viruses Kill?

Why Do Viruses Kill?

The world stood in fear of an emerging new disease that threatened to kill millions. A new flu variant H1N1 had arrived. In the UK alone, 65,000 deaths were predicted. Yet to date, these dire warnings have not materialized. If this latest pandemic has taught anything,...

7.67

BrainSex: Why We Fall in Love?

BrainSex: Why We Fall in Love?

BrainSex - Why We Fall In Love, is an interesting documentary about the science and natural findings as to why humans fall in love. For centuries, love has been celebrated - and probed - mostly by poets, artists, and balladeers. But now, its mysteries are also yielding...

6.50

Evolutions

Evolutions

Using CGI and fossil evidence, Evolutions demonstrates nature’s survival of the fittest in action. This three-part series illuminates unique and bizarre evolutionary journeys that have brought forth some of the world’s most impressive animals. We unearth a...

7.37

Galapagos: Beyond Darwin

Galapagos: Beyond Darwin

Galapagos: Beyond Darwin takes a scientific and photographic look at marine and terrestrial life of the Galapagos Islands. The inspiration behind Charles Darwin's boldest theories of evolution, the Galapagos Islands may be more provocative than Darwin originally...

8.03

Miracle Planet

Miracle Planet

Earth was born as a result of repeated asteroid collisions, the moon created by a single giant impact event. Then, Earth's size attracted huge meteorites, which slammed into it, causing super-high-temperature rock vapor to cover the entire surface and evaporate all...

8.79

Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A fantastic documentary tracing the earliest human migration on this planet, as shown by our genetic roots. This informative film, full of surprising news, is based on the work of Spencer Wells, who is both innovative scientist and enthusiastic host. He and crew scour...

7.28

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

For more than 150 million years, dinosaurs dominated Earth. They were so successful that other animal groups - mammals included - had little chance of playing anything more than secondary roles. Then, 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs vanished from the world forever....

6.93