What Makes A Genius?

What Makes A Genius?

Are an elite few born to be geniuses, or does genius reside in each and every one of us? Meet a real genius and discovers a scientist who is electrically turbo-charging brains.
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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
3 Episodes
Australia With Simon Reeve

Australia With Simon Reeve

Author and travel presenter Simon Reeve sets off on an extraordinary adventure across Australia.
3 Episodes
Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero

Bill Bailey meets wildlife in Borneo and Indonesia to tell the story of Darwin's rival, Alfred Russel Wallace.
2 Episodes
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
60 Episodes
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
5 Episodes
Natural World

Natural World

The BBC's classic wildlife series tells in-depth stories of incredible animals, featuring award-winning photography in some of the most extraordinary places in the world.
2 Episodes
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
12 Episodes
Russia On Four Wheels

Russia On Four Wheels

Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani set off across Russia on two massive road-trips across the world's biggest, and one it's most enigmatic, countries.
2 Episodes
Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

Assessing opinion in the Middle East two years on from the start of the Arab Spring.
2 Episodes
The Chinese Are Coming

The Chinese Are Coming

Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower.
2 Episodes
The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

In this innovative series, Bill Oddie takes great joy in comparing dinosaurs with their closest living relatives - crocodiles and birds.
2 Episodes
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
6 Episodes
Wonderland

Wonderland

This BBC documentary strand is an annual eight-part series of hour-long films about different aspects of contemporary British life.
1 Episode

BBC Episodes

Congo - Footprints In The Forest

Congo - Footprints In The Forest

A fresh exploration of human origins - and human nature - from the Congo.
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Congo - Spirits Of The Forest

Congo - Spirits Of The Forest

Discovering the truth behind the Congo's Mokele Mbembe monster myth.
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Congo - The River That Swallows All Rivers

Congo - The River That Swallows All Rivers

Discover the source of Africa's greatest river and a surprising abundance of wild animals.
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Climate Change By Numbers - Episode 2

Climate Change By Numbers - Episode 2

A look at scientists' claims about human contribution to global warming.
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Climate Change By Numbers - Episode 1

Climate Change By Numbers - Episode 1

Three mathematicians aim to clear up the climate change debate for good.
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Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 3

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 3

Kate Humble and Ant Anstead are in Hong Kong to see what happens right after New Year.
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Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 2

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 2

Kate Humble takes part in a flower auction as lucky red roses are sold for New Year.
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Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 1

Chinese New Year - The Greatest Celebration On Earth - Episode 1

Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead experience the New Year transport rush and crush.
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Correspondent: Licence To Kill

Correspondent: Licence To Kill

Documentary investigating 'honour' killings in the Muslim community in the UK.
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Chef vs Science - The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge

Chef vs Science - The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge

Scientist Mark Miodownik challenges chef Marcus Wareing to a cookery competition.
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Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 3

Simon discovers Hondurans living in the grip of violent criminal gangs.
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Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 2

Travelling from Barbados to Colombia, Simon meets the region's extraordinary people.
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Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Caribbean With Simon Reeve - Episode 1

Simon explores both the light and dark sides of the Dominican Republic.
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BP - In Deep Water

BP - In Deep Water

US Oil industry expert Greg Palast uncovers startling evidence of oil industry misconduct.
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Between Life and Death

Between Life and Death

Provocative documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt the death process.
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Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

Ancient Worlds - City Of Man, City Of God

In the last of the series, Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
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Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Ancient Worlds - Republic Of Virtue

Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.
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Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Ancient Worlds - Return Of The King

Richard Miles traces the battle-scarred career of Alexander the Great.
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Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Ancient Worlds - The Greek Thing

Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing'.
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Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Ancient Worlds - The Age Of Iron

Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse.
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Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Ancient Worlds - Come Together

Richard Miles traces the roots of civilisation in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece.
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Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Addicted To Pleasure - Whisky

Brian Cox reveals how whisky has shaped Scotland's hard-drinking reputation.
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Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

Addicted To Pleasure - Tobacco

How smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a market of addicts.
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Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Addicted To Pleasure - Opium

Brian Cox learns the origins and history of modern-day opium addiction.
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