- 1 Are You a Racist?
Horizon presents a documentary about how white racists and black victims of racism volunteered to spend time in an isolated house living and talking about their prejudices.
Air Date: 1986-01-06
- 2 Genesis
This Horizon episode is about the discovery of a molecular key which may literally unlock the mystery of life for all creatures.
Air Date: 1986-01-13
- 3 Bitter Cold
Horizon presents a documentary on scientists who take themselves to Antarctica in 1980 to act as physical and mental guinea pigs.
Air Date: 1986-01-20
- 4 The Mould, the Myth and the Microbe
Horizon explores the myth about the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin.
Air Date: 1986-01-27
- 5 Outbreak: The Microbe Masters the Mould
In this episode, Horizon explores the question of when antibiotics were first developed it seemed infectious disease might be eliminated, so what has gone wrong?
Air Date: 1986-02-03
- 6 The Wrong Stuff
This report by Horizon looks inside the airline cockpit and examines the alarming fact that 4 out of 5 crashes are caused by human error.
Air Date: 1986-02-10
- 7 Science...Fiction?
Horizon investigates the truths of science and it's theories.
Air Date: 1986-02-17
- 8 The Children of Eve
Horizon explores at the latest discoveries about just where modern man came from.
Air Date: 1986-02-24
- 9 The New Face of Leprosy
This episode of Horizon documents leprosy in the USA and India with a focus on medical developments for it's cure and control.
Air Date: 1986-03-03
- 10 Hi-Tech a la Francaise
Horizon investigates the remarkable technological transformation of France over the last 25 years.
Air Date: 1986-03-10
- 11 In the Wake of HMS Sheffield
Will the new strategies and weapons introduced because of the Falklands war be a match for the next generation of weapons? Horizon presents this documentary to answer that question.
Air Date: 1986-03-17
- 12 AIDS: A Strange and Deadly Virus
Horizon looks at the virus that causes AIDS and the research into vaccines and drugs being developed to counteract the devastating disease of the immune system.
Air Date: 1986-03-24
- 13 The Case of the Frozen Addicts
In this documentary, Horizon reports on how doctors in America found that addicts using designer drugs developed Parkinson's Disease-like symptoms.
Air Date: 1986-04-07
- 14 Nice Guys Finish First
In the interview by Horizon, Richard Dawkins discusses selfishness and cooperation, arguing that evolution often favours co-operative behaviour, and focusing especially on the tit for tat strategy of the prisoner's dilemma game.
Air Date: 1986-04-14
- 15 The Men Who Bottled a Cow
This is an interesting Horizon presentation on decoys that look and smell like cows to the tsetse fly who carry a disease fatal to farm animals.
Air Date: 1986-04-21
- 16 Twice Five Plus the Wings of a Bird
Horizon researches how we acquire mathematical abilities in the first place.
Air Date: 1986-04-28
- 17 What Makes an Animal Smart?
This report by Horizon takes a look at the instinctive side of intelligence in animals that shows us that we owe more to instinct than we may care to think.
Air Date: 1986-05-12
- 18 A Handful of Sugar With a Pinch of Salt
Horizon presents a simple, but effective, cure for diarrea in young children; sugar and salt.
Air Date: 1986-05-19
- 19 Uranus Encounter
In this episode, Horizon brings you Voyager's encounter with Uranus and the mysteries that are being relayed back to the scientists.
Air Date: 1986-05-26
- 20 Who Built Stonehenge?
Horizon presents an interview with Prof. C. Renfrew as he questions the accepted wisdom about the origins of Stonehenge in England.
Air Date: 1986-06-09
- 21 Battered Baby - From Generation to Generation
This is the first part of a two-part series on battered children.
Air Date: 1986-06-16
- 22 Battered Baby - Breaking the Chain
This is the second part of a two-part series on battered children.
Air Date: 1986-06-23
- 23 Doctors to Be
In a unique project, Horizon follows a group of medical students into the next century.
Air Date: 1986-06-30