Fermat’s Last Theorem

This documentary tells the enthralling and emotional story of Andrew Wiles. A quiet English mathematicianhe was drawn into maths by Fermat's puzzle, but at...

Hitler’s Bomb

In December 1938in Berlin, a simple chemical experiment showed for the first time that the atom can be split, releasing immense power. Within months,...

Magnetic Storm

There's a region of our planet that no human being has ever visited. No one has ever seen this placeyet what happens here affects...

Episode 1 The Conquest Of Cold

Air-conditioningrefrigeration, and superconductivity are just some of the ways technology has put cold to use. But what is cold, how do you achieve it,...

Parallel Universes

For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone. Science fiction writers loved to speculate on the possible other universes which might...

Episode 2 The Race for Absolute Zero

Air-conditioningrefrigeration, and superconductivity are just some of the ways technology has put cold to use. But what is cold, how do you achieve it,...

Secrets of Stonehenge

Dated to the late Stone AgeStonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to...

Episode 1 Smell and Taste

The senses are our guide to the worldkeeping us out of danger and directing us to pleasure. But how sensitive and accurate are they?...

The Great Inca Rebellion

History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors. But new evidence is being unearthed that may...

Episode 2 Hearing and Balance

The senses are our guide to the worldkeeping us out of danger and directing us to pleasure. But how sensitive and accurate are they?...