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Autumnwatch 2019

It's Halloween week and Autumnwatch is back, celebrating the very best of the UK's wildlife.

Blue Planet Live

In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrated marine life and explores our oceans. 

Blue Planet II

Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

Britain's Greatest Invention

BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.

Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us

Three murder investigations and their extraordinary consequences which overturned laws, transformed police interrogation and revolutionised forensic detection.

Earth From Space

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective.

Gold Town

Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Follow Greta as she takes a year off school to tackle climate change.

Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

How limits can boost your creativity

Constraints can feel very... limiting. But experts believe they can actually be helpful for creativity - up to a point.

How to Make

Watch Zoe Laughlin deconstruct three everyday items, before recreating them using innovative materials.

Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

ICONS

Who is the greatest icon of them all? BBC viewers vote for their ultimate icon of the 20th Century.

Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix

Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.

Magic Numbers

Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

The untold story of Apollo 11 told in the voices of the first men to step foot on the Moon.

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Discover the extent of music’s ability to combat dementia, as Vicky forms a choir of people all living with dementia.

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe.

Springwatch 2020

In a spring like no other, we’ll be bringing you inspiring stories from the natural world.

Forensics: The Real CSI

“My job is to get to the truth, to speak for those who can't speak for themselves”. 

The 21st Century Race for Space

Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

The Detectives

This series offers frontline insight into Greater Manchester Police's battle against organised crime.

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

The People vs the NHS: Who Gets the Drugs?

This is the story of a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities battle for PrEP on the NHS. 

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets that make up our Solar System.

The Search for a New Earth

Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… But can we? 

Secret Science of Sewage

Explore the valuable resources in sewage through world-leading science.

The Secret Story of Stuff

Materials of the Modern Age

The Secrets of Your Food

The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate.

The Truth About...

...boosting your immune system, getting fit at home and improving your mental health.

Universe

Professor Brian Cox journeys across the vastness of time and space, revealing epic moments that changed the Universe forever.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

Go beyond the rainbow in this OU/BBC series that delves into colour, how it works and how it has written the story of our planet.

BBC Inside Science

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world

The Big C & Me

Millions of people are living with cancer. This series follows the lives of people dealing with everything from the moment of diagnosis to whatever lies beyond.

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

This documentary from the BBC uncovers the hidden world of algorithms, the formulae that secretly run modern society.

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made, combining emotional human stories with ground-breaking computer generated imagery. 

The beginning and End of the Universe

In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe. 

The Hunt

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.


Technology

Age of the image

Art historian James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.

Britain's Greatest Invention

BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.

Earth From Space

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective.

Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

How to Make

Watch Zoe Laughlin deconstruct three everyday items, before recreating them using innovative materials.

Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix

Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

The untold story of Apollo 11 told in the voices of the first men to step foot on the Moon.

Secrets of Silicon Valley

Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe.

The 21st Century Race for Space

Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

The Search for a New Earth

Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… But can we? 

The Secret Story of Stuff

Materials of the Modern Age

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

This documentary from the BBC uncovers the hidden world of algorithms, the formulae that secretly run modern society.

Power to the People

This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity flowing to our homes.


Engineering

Britain's Greatest Invention

BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.

Gold Town

Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?

How to Make

Watch Zoe Laughlin deconstruct three everyday items, before recreating them using innovative materials.

Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix

Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

The untold story of Apollo 11 told in the voices of the first men to step foot on the Moon.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.

The Search for a New Earth

Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… But can we? 

Secret Science of Sewage

Explore the valuable resources in sewage through world-leading science.

The Secret Story of Stuff

Materials of the Modern Age

Building Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station

Behind the scenes of the construction site of Hinkley Point C, Britain’s controversial new nuclear power station.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

Full Steam Ahead

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn bring the golden age of steam back to life and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.


Maths

Magic Numbers

Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

More or Less

Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.


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Money, Business & Law

The world of corporations, the economy, and the law that keeps the world turning.

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Health, Wellbeing and Sports

Putting a finger on the pulse of our shared health, mental welfare and physical fitness. 

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Education, Development and Languages

Discover more about how we learn, grow and communicate together.

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Nature & Environment

Pole to pole and everything in-between. Our natural world and how it's changing. 

Train in tunnel, The Fifteen Billion Pound railway BBC

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Space, robotics, amazing inventions and the formulas that control them.

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History & the Arts

Explore the people, culture, events and civilisations that have helped to shape the world around us. 

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Society, Psychology and Criminology

The inner-workings of our minds and behaviours in society.

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