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  • Season 45
    • How Mad Are You? (Part 2)
      11/18/08
      9.0
      Horizon presents a two-part documentary about ten people have come together for an extraordinary test. Five are 'normal' and the other five have been officially diagnosed as mentally ill. Can the experts tell the difference?
    • How Mad Are You? (Part 1)
      11/11/08
      9.0
      Horizon presents a documentary on ten people that have come together for an extraordinary test. Five are 'normal' and the other five have been officially diagnosed as mentally ill. Can the experts tell the difference?
    • How Much is Your Dead Body Worth?
      Horizon investigates the rapidly growing industry that supplies human bodies and has seen a cadaver sell for as much as $250,000. Modern medical revolution has fueled a black market trade in stolen body parts which includes, among its victims, the veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke. After his death in 2004, his body was taken by a body snatching ring.moreless
    • Are We Alone in the Universe?
      3/4/08
      0.0
      For centuries, humans have looked up into the night sky and asked: are we alone? For fifty years, SETI has been trying to find out. There are a couple of hundred billion stars in our galaxy at least half of them proberbly have planets. That 100 billion planetary systems. There are 8 planets in our so lets there are about 5 in the others thats half a trillion planets in our galaxy and there are 100 billion other galaxies. At least some of those planets must have life? Horizon looks into new technologies that are helping to identify Earth like planet in other systems so that SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) can essentially be given a phone book.moreless
    • Prof. Regan's Supermarket Secrets
      Friendly bacteria, superfoods, cholesterol busting spreads, 99% germ free, whiter than white...it's almost impossible to find a product in the supermarket today that doesn't come with impressive claims...a scientific claims, but do they actually do what they say? Are they worth the price? Are they worth a place in Prof. Regan's shopping trolly?moreless
    • Where's My Robot?
      12/16/08
      8.0
      Danny Wallace really wants a robot. He wants it to walk like him and talk like him. It's what scientists have been promising us for generations but it's a promise so far unfulfilled. Danny circumnavigates the globe searching for robot nirvana and trying to uncover how far away his dream is. He discovers that the robotics world is as weird as it is insanely complicated. During his quest he meets a Japanese man who makes copies of himself and his daughter, an Italian who claims he's found the key to human intelligence in a video game and a Singaporean whose less than promising looking homage to Dusty Bin, might just turn out to be the robot of Danny's dreams.moreless
    • How to Live to 101
      2/19/08
      0.0
      You may not have heard of the remote Japanese island of Okinawa, the town of Loma Linda or the mountains of Sardinia but if you want live longer, these are the places to be. In these unique places, scientists have dedicated their lives to trying to uncover their secrets. Horizon takes a trip around the globe to meet the people who can show us all how to live longer, healthier lives.moreless
    • Allergy Planet
      Allergy Planet
      Episode 5
      12/9/08
      7.0
      We are in the grip of an allergy epidemic. 50 years ago one in 30 were affected, but in Britain today it is closer to one in three. Why this should be is one of modern medicine's greatest puzzles. In search of answers, Horizon travels round the globe, from the remotest inhabited island to the polluted centres of California and the UK. We meet sufferers and the scientists who have dedicated their lives trying to answer the mystery of why we are becoming allergic to our world.moreless
    • How to make better decisions
      2/12/08
      0.0
      Humans are very good at making bad decisions. Most of us base our decisions on simplification, laziness or prejudice - assuming of course we have not already been led astray by our own subconscious.

      Horizon presents a guide to better decision making: showing you how you can be influenced by temperature or manipulated by the future.

      Garth Sudem also illustrates how your can make your decisions using nothing but math.moreless
    • 12/2/08
      9.0
      Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox asks, 'What time is it?' It's a simple question and it sounds like it has a simple answer. But do we really know what it is that we're asking? Brian visits the ancient Mayan pyramids in Mexico where the Maya built temples to time. He finds out that a day is never 24 hours and meets Earth's very own Director of Time. He journeys to the beginning of time, and goes beyond within the realms of string theory, and explores the very limit of time. He discovers that we not only travel through time at the speed of light, but the experience we feel as the passing of time could be an illusion.moreless
    • Jimmy's GM Food Fight
      11/25/08
      8.5
      Horizon delivers an even-handed, accessible investigation into GM food to help you make up your mind about this controversial subject.
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