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2018: 8. The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

Horizon - 2018: 8. The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain's largest ever trial to investi ...

04-03-2019

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2018: 5. Jupiter Revealed

Horizon - 2018: 5. Jupiter Revealed

'To send a spacecraft there is a little bit insane,' says Scott Bolton when talking about Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. But that is exactly what he ...

24-01-2019

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2019: We Need To Talk About Death

Horizon - 2019: We Need To Talk About Death

In this film, Dr Kevin Fong makes a personal journey through the moral questions about death that face not just the medical profession, but each and every one of us. The questio ...

23-01-2019

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2018: 12. Diagnosis On Demand? The Computer Will See You Now

Horizon - 2018: 12. Diagnosis On Demand? The Computer Will See You Now

Could a machine replace your doctor? Dr Hannah Fry explores the incredible ways AI is revolutionising healthcare - and what this means for all of us. This film chronicles the in ...

29-11-2018

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2018: 13. The Contraceptive Pill: How Safe Is It?

Horizon - 2018: 13. The Contraceptive Pill: How Safe Is It?

In recent years a groundbreaking new study has been released into the effects of the contraceptive pill. Research from Denmark claimed women on the pill and other forms of hormo ...

21-11-2018

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2018: 10. Avalanche: Making A Deadly Snowstorm

Horizon - 2018: 10. Avalanche: Making A Deadly Snowstorm

In March 2018 an international team of scientists gathered in a remote valley in the Canadian Rockies to conduct a unique experiment - to attempt to see into the heart of a mass ...

21-11-2018

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2018: 11. Vitamin Pills: Miracle Or Myth?

Horizon - 2018: 11. Vitamin Pills: Miracle Or Myth?

Nearly half of us take a vitamin or mineral supplement every day, but what are these pills sold on every high street actually doing? Digging deeper than the eye-catching words o ...

20-11-2018

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2011-2012 - Seeing Stars

Horizon - 2011-2012 - Seeing Stars

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of super-telescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe.

20-11-2018

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2018: 9. Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick?

Horizon - 2018: 9. Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick?

We all have a biological clock ticking away inside us that governs our daily rhythms. This affects our health as much as our diet and whether we exercise. So what can we do to m ...

25-10-2018

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2011-2012: 3. The Nine Months That Made You

Horizon - 2011-2012: 3. The Nine Months That Made You

Horizon explores the secrets of what makes a long, healthy and happy life. It turns out that a time you can't remember - the nine months you spend in the womb - could have ...

22-10-2018

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2018: 7. A Week Without Lying - The Honesty Experiment

Horizon - 2018: 7. A Week Without Lying - The Honesty Experiment

Deception is an integral part of human nature and it is estimated we all lie up to nine times a day. But what if we created a world in which we couldn't lie? In a radical e ...

26-09-2018

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2018: 6. Stopping Male Suicide

Horizon - 2018: 6. Stopping Male Suicide

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK - causing more deaths in this group than car accidents, and even more than cancer. This means that the most likely thing ...

21-09-2018

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2009-2010 - Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?

Horizon - 2009-2010 - Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?

Scientists now believe black holes could hold the key to answering the ultimate question: what was there before the big bang? However, researching them is next to impossible.

20-09-2018

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2018: 3. How To Build A Time Machine

Horizon - 2018: 3. How To Build A Time Machine

Time travel is not forbidden by the laws of nature, but to build a time machine, we would need to understand more about those laws and how to subvert them than we do now. And ev ...

07-08-2018

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2018: 2. Teenagers Vs Cancer: A User's Guide

Horizon - 2018: 2. Teenagers Vs Cancer: A User's Guide

What is it like to be young and find out you have got cancer? What you will find out in this film may surprise you.\n\nThis film, narrated by actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, ...

27-07-2018

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2018: 4. Spina Bifida & Me

Horizon - 2018: 4. Spina Bifida & Me

One in every 1,000 pregnancies in Britain has a spine or brain defect like spina bifida. Thirty years ago, actress Ruth Madeley was one of them. Despite having spina bifida hers ...

26-07-2018

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2010-2011 - Asteroids - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Horizon - 2010-2011 - Asteroids - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Famed for their ability to inflict armageddon from outer space, asteroids are now revealing how they are responsible for both life and death on our planet.

28-06-2018

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2005-2006: The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow

Horizon - 2005-2006: The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow

Dr Temple Grandin can talk to the animals; she has a legendary ability to read the animal mind and understand animal behaviour when no-one else can. But this is no feat of telep ...

21-06-2018

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2011-2012 - The Core

Horizon - 2011-2012 - The Core

For centuries people have dreamt of reaching the centre of the Earth. Now scientists are uncovering a bizarre and alien world that lies 4,000 miles beneath our feet.

31-05-2018

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2005-2006: 1. The Hawking Paradox

Horizon - 2005-2006: 1. The Hawking Paradox

Series exploring topical scientific issues examines Professor Stephen Hawking's most controversial theory and possibly his greatest mistake. \n\nFor 30 years the most famou ...

14-05-2018

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Professor Hawking's Universe

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Originally broadcast in 1983. Stephen Hawking (Lucasian professor of Maths, Cambridge) is one of leading authorities in cosmology and theoretical physics. This programme looks a ...

14-03-2018

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2014-2015 - Is Your Brain Male Or Female?

Horizon - 2014-2015 - Is Your Brain Male Or Female?

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Alice Roberts investigate if male and female brains really are wired differently.

08-03-2018

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2018: 1. My Amazing Brain: Richard's War

Horizon - 2018: 1. My Amazing Brain: Richard's War

Horizon follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing catastrophic stroke. The film shows the rarely seen journey back to recovery. Recorded ...

23-02-2018

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Beyond The Moon

Horizon - Beyond The Moon

A chance to look back at a classic Horizon special in which James Burke looks at space exploration and exploitation. Originally transmitted in 1984, James begins by looking at t ...

16-12-2015

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2014-2015: 14. Are Health Tests Really A Good Idea?

Horizon - 2014-2015: 14. Are Health Tests Really A Good Idea?

Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From an expensive heart scan to a new national screening procedure to ...

12-08-2015

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