Watch Horizon Boys on UK BBC TV
BBC Television Provide UK Web Users with Free Coverage of Horizon on BBC iPlayer.
Horizon has been on our screens for around half a century, with the first episode airing in 1964 with the World of Buckminster Fuller, which dived into the theories and thoughts of the inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller. The first episode included the mission statement of the Horizon producers at the time, which read:
“The aim of Horizon is to provide a platform from which some of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers can communicate their curiosity, observations and reflections, and infuse into our common knowledge their changing views of the universe.”
The show still stays true to that original ethos today.
Since the 1960’s, 49 series and over 1,100 episodes have been produced, many of which have cut close to the bone with contentious topics such as ‘does the MMR jab cause autism’ and the use of whale meat in pet food. Since 2008 each episode has lasted 60 minutes and has enjoyed regularly high viewing figures despite the complexity of some of the subjects covered.
Since 2006, the show has adopted a strapline of “Pure Science, Sheer Drama”, and has brought the sometimes high-level science theory into a more manageable format for the non-scientific viewer.
This has led to an unprecedented number of top awards for the show, from a BAFTA to an Emmy for Best Documentary and a Royal Television Society award.
One popular episode charted the solution of Fermat’s Last Theorem in 1995 by Cambridge mathematician Andrew Wiles after many great brains spent three centuries trying to get to grips with the proof after spotting clues vaguely scribbled in the margin of a book in pencil by Fermat.
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