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Deepwater Disaster - The Untold Story

Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster.

Engineers and oil men at the heart of the operation talk for the first time about the colossal engineering challenges they faced and how they had to improvise under extreme pressure.

They tell of how they used household junk, discarded steel boxes and giant underwater cutting shears to stop the oil.

It's an operation that one insider likens to the rescue of Apollo 13.

1 hour

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Sat 29 Jan 2011 02:25

What's The Right Diet For You? A Horizon Special

What's The Right Diet For You? A Horizon Special

Can Dr Chris van Tulleken and Prof Tanya Byron help 75 members of the public lose weight?

Horizon interactive ebook

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Celebrate 50 years of Horizon with this free downloadable ebook for tablets.

Horizon archive collection

Horizon archive collection

Entire episodes chosen to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, starting from 1964.

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