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Horizon archives
The Archive catalogues every Horizon since November 1996.

Although there is no search facility, you can use Find in the Edit menu of either Netscape or Internet Explorer to look for keywords or a date.

Each entry has notes and illustrations relating to the television programme and often additional background information and links. Most have a full transcript of the programme's content.



Autumn 1999 series

Moon Children 4 April 2000
Sufferers of a rare genetically-inherited disease may lead the way to new and better cancer treatment.
Keywords HEALTH, CANCER, SUNLIGHT, UV INTOLERANCE, XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM

Planet Hunters 16 March 2000
If extra-terrestrials do exist they must have a home. Horizon tells the story of the race to find out where in the Universe this might be.
Keywords ASTRONOMY, ASTROMETRY, WOBBLING STARS, HUBBLE TELESCOPE

Is GM Safe? 9 March 2000
What are the real scientific facts behind genetically modified foods? Do the dangers outweigh their benefits?
Keywords BIOLOGY, PLANTS, GENETICS,

Complete Obsession - Body Dysmorphia 17 February 2000
Should the removal of a healthy limb ever be used to treat a psychiatric disorder?
Keywords HEALTH, PSYCHIATRY, SURGERY, AMPUTATION

Miracle in Orbit 10 February 2000
Horizon marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Keywords ASTRONOMY, SATELLITE, MIRROR, ABERRATION, NASA, PERKIN-ELMER

Supervolcanoes 3 February 2000
Beneath America's Yellowstone National Park lies a volcano so colossal that, if it erupts, could threaten the human race with extinction.
Keywords GEOLOGY, VOLCANO, CRUST MAGMA RESERVOIR, TOBA, SUMATRA, UTAH

The Diamond Makers 27 January 2000
Is it really possible to make a diamond in a laboratory, just like the real thing, down to the nearest atom?
Keywords CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS, ARTIFICIAL DIAMOND, CARBON, DE BEERS, RUSSIA

The Lost City of Nasca 20 January 2000
Horizons joins an extraordinary excavation in Peru that promises to unravel the secrets of the Nasca Lines.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, PERU, DESERT, MUMMY, CAHUACHI, VON DANNIKEN, GIUSEPPE OREFICI

Breath of Life 12 January 2000
Horizon explores the science and ethical dilemmas of living donor transplants.
Keywords HEALTH, SURGERY, CYSTIC FIBROSIS, ETHICS, MAGDI YACOUB

Life and Death in the 21st Century: three part special.
1. Living Forever 4 January 2000
Will we find the magic formula that allows us to live forever in the 21st Century?
Keywords HEALTH, GENETICS, AGEING, REGENERATE, PROGERIA, STEM CELLS

2. Future Plagues 5 January 2000
Ancient diseases we thought we had defeated are returning to haunt us, and plagues of new viruses and bacteria are now emerging.
Keywords HEALTH, DISEASE, EBOLA, TUBERCULOSIS, ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

3. Designer Babies 6 January 2000
Will we ever be able to hand-pick genes to manufacture our own tailor-made baby?
Keywords HEALTH, GENETIC ENGINEERING, HUMAN GENOME, ETHICS, BELTSVILLE PIG

The Midas Formula 2 December 1999
Horizon tells the astonishing story of the mathematical formula that lies at the heart of modern financial markets.
Keywords MATHEMATICS, STOCK OPTIONS, LOUIS BACHELIER, BLACK SCHOLES

Anatomy of an Avalanche 25 November 1999
Why did one of the worst avalanches in living memory destroy the village of Galtür in February 1999?
Keywords GEOGRAPHY, WEATHER, SNOW, AVALANCHE RECONSTRUCTION, AUSTRIA

Volcanoes of the Deep 18 November 1999
Could giant volcanic 'chimneys' on the ocean floor unlock the secret of how life began on Earth?
Keywords OCEANOGRAPHY, HYDROTHERMAL VENTS, CHEMOSYNTHESIS, BACTERIA

Mistaken Identity 11 November 1999
Explores the strange and surprising story of the condition known as Mulitiple Personality Disorder.
Keywords HEALTH, PSYCHIATRY, SCHIZOPHRENIA, ALTER PERSONALITIES, SYBIL

Atlantis: a two part special.
1. Atlantis Uncovered 28 October 1999
Horizon explores the claim that there was one common source for all civilisation.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, LEGEND, SHARED CULTURE

2. Atlantis Reborn 4 November 1999
Horizon puts Graham Hancock's controversial evidence for a lost civilisation to the test.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, STARS, EGYPT, CAMBODIA, BOLIVIA, SPHINX, PYRAMID, TEMPLE