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About Horizon

Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised as the world leader in its field, it regularly wins a sweep of international science, medical and environmental film accolades, and has recently won the Royal Television Society Award and the Prix Italia.

In 2002, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts presented Horizon with the BAFTA Television Award for Best Factual Series or Strand. In 2003 it won the prestigious Images et Science award for best medical documentary and the Carl von Linne Award at the Living Europe film festival in Sweden. That year, a Horizon co-production with WGBH Boston won the Emmy for best documentary.

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Transmission times - BBC Two

  • Horizon is shown on BBC Two weekly during the series run, usually at 9pm on Thursdays. Horizon's latest series began in autumn of 2004.
  • There are signed repeats of Horizon for hearing impaired viewers. Some programmes are also repeated at 8-8.10pm on Saturdays.

Transmission times - International broadcasts

  • Horizon is also shown on BBC World (abroad), after its transmission on BBC Two. The link above will help you find when you can watch Horizon that way.

Video copies

Horizon programmes are not usually sold to the public on video but tapes of many can be ordered for use in education and training. Please visit the BBC Learning Studies website for further details.

Contacting Horizon

We're always interested to hear your comments about Horizon. Although we do read everything you send, we cannot reply to every letter or email. Sorry, we cannot help you search through past Horizons that are not in our online archives.

Please send your comments to: Horizon, BBC White City, 201 Wood Lane, London. W12 7TS
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