History Of Climate Change
BBC Two unveils its Autumn 2008 highlights
The hotly anticipated season three of Heroes will start on
BBC Two shortly after its première in the US.
As season two reached its dramatic climax, some of
the Heroes' lives are left hanging in the balance. With
The Company's secrets about to be exposed, Sylar
escapes with a sample of Claire's blood – but could this
result in his powers being restored to their full force and
his ultimate invincibility?
Created by Tim Kring, season three combines volumes
three (13 episodes) and four (12 episodes). Villains, the
third volume, concentrates on the core group of
original Heroes while introducing new villains. Good
will battle evil, because in every hero there could be
History Of Climate Change
History Of Climate Change is a thorough and definitive guide to the
subject of climate change, over three hour-long programmes on BBC Two.
Charting the issue of how we know what we know about climate
change, its aim is to show how scientists went from thinking the world
was tipping into an ice age in the Seventies, to being sure that we are
now heading towards global warming. It asks the question: if we were
so wrong then, how can we be so sure now?
Presented by Dr Iain Stewart (Earth – The Power Of The Planet), the series
looks at how climate science has developed over the last 30 years,
and studies the evidence for anthropogenic climate change.
considers the position taken by sceptics and engages with their
arguments in detail, and looks at the interaction between scientists,
politics and big business.
Examining what we do know, what we don't know, what we can only
speculate about and what we can never know about climate
change, the series offers a comprehensive guide to the subject.
Horizon – BBC Two's flagship science documentary strand – returns to screens this
autumn with a new series of cutting-edge films.
Following his exploration of the science of execution for Horizon earlier this year,
former MP Michael Portillo investigates violence in humans on a journey which
pushes him to his psychological limits.
Horizon also explores attitudes to being naked as 10 volunteers expose their
inhibitions to help unravel one of the greatest mysteries in human evolution: to
understand what triggered our ancestors to lose their fur.
Physicist Professor Brian Cox delves into the bizarre and complex world of time
as he asks "what time is it?", and Danny Wallace presents a film looking
There is also a series of films investigating 21st-century plagues, including the rise
of allergies, obesity and mental illness, which ultimately asks: how mad are you?
The website at bbc.co.uk/horizon delves deeper into the programme topics.
Indian Food Made Easy
Indian Food Made Easy is back to tantalise the taste buds
in a second series featuring chef and food writer Anjum Anand.
Anjum continues in her mission to prove that anybody can cook
Indian food simply and easily.
The series gives an insight into
traditional cooking secrets to create delicious meals as part of a
As Anjum travels across the UK she learns from Gujaratis in Leicester
to Kashmiris in Bradford, and from Bengalis in East London to
Punjabis in Scotland.
With these time-honoured tips Anjum invites a
new set of novices to discover the ease of cooking these authentic
Anjum's mouth-watering recipes show that traditional
Indian food is a healthy and convenient option that everyone
James May's Big Ideas
James May travels the world seeking answers to questions that
perplex him – such as: can scientists make a double of me,
so I don't have to work so hard?; I'm sick of sitting in traffic
jams, isn't it about time someone invented a flying car?;
and why is it so difficult to create a perpetual motion
machine to solve the world's energy problems?
Each question delves into the realms of cutting-edge
science – but in unexpected ways. From meeting a
humanoid robot in Japan to visiting US scientists who are
hoping to build an elevator to the stars, James discovers
just how close his technological dreams are to becoming
Jimmy Doherty's Farming Heroes
In this timely series, Jimmy Doherty (Jimmy's Farm) takes viewers on a
revealing and entertaining journey around the UK to discover and
celebrate the best of one of Britain's most diverse industries – farming.
From the highlands of Scotland to Northern Ireland, Wales and across
England, Jimmy takes the temperature of UK farming at a time when
the future of the industry has never mattered more.
He looks at
whether farmers can deliver food people can trust at a price they
can afford, and how they are responding to the challenges of the
Rooted firmly in the here and now, he'll meet the innovators and
forward-thinkers. From high-tech agribusiness to organics and remote
family farms, he's on a search for those striking out in new and original
ways to keep Britain at the forefront of agricultural innovation.