- 1 The Shadow of Breast Cancer
Horizon presents a new study that has highlighted the case of breast cancer.
Air Date: 1992-01-06
- 2 Pest Wars
Horizon examines the advantages and disadvantages of biological pest control.
Air Date: 1992-01-13
- 3 Molecules With Sunglasses
About the original discovery in 1985 of a third form of solid carbon, named Buckminsterfullerene after the architect who invented geodesic domes. The two scientists who discovered the material glimpsed it for brief seconds only in their lasers but neither they nor other scientists subsequently could make the substance last long enough in the laser to prove their theory. Then in 1990, a couple of physicists with an arc-welder in a bell-jar found they could make as much Buckminsterfullerene as they liked, and industrial applications opened up, with talk of new polymers, molecular ball-bearings, lubricants and super- conductors. Meanwhile, the original discoverers were turning back to the fundamental questions surrounding the discovery, such as how and why does it form; does it exist in space or is it the solution to one of the great mysteries of the universe.
Air Date: 1992-01-20
- 4 In Search of the Noble Savage
Horizon explores the ecological track record of the North American Indians.
Air Date: 1992-01-27
- 5 Malaria: Battle of the Merozoites
In this episode, Horizon look at attempts to persuade major respected organizations to do controlled trials on a synthetic malaria vaccine.
Air Date: 1992-02-03
- 6 The Black Sun
Horizon follows five teams of scientists on the island of Mauna Kea in Hawaii as they wait for a solar eclipse.
Air Date: 1992-02-17
- 7 Hitler's Bomb
Horizon investigates how in 1939, the Nazis led the race for the atomic bomb. Did scientific errors rob Hitler of a victory over the allies?
Air Date: 1992-02-24
- 8 An Expensive Theology
This episode of Horizon looks at Britain's science spending and how it is falling behind it's competitors.
Air Date: 1992-03-02
- 9 The Strange Life and Death of Dr. Turing
Horizon presents the life and work of mathematician Dr. Alan Turing.
Air Date: 1992-03-09
- 10 Hot Jam in the Doughnut
This episode of Horizon is about how nuclear fusion has been heralded as the power of the future with the promise of clean affordable energy.
Air Date: 1992-03-16
- 11 A Diet for a Lifetime
Horizon presents a story about what a women eats before and during pregnancy can determine the diseases her children may suffer from later in their life.
Air Date: 1992-03-30
- 12 Before Babel
Horizon explores the development of languages all over the world and attempts to reconstruct the first spoken words.
Air Date: 1992-04-06
- 13 The Man Who Moved the Mountains
In this report, Horizon presents that scientific observations have shown that the landscape is constantly moving.
Air Date: 1992-04-13
- 14 Iceman
Horizon reports on the investigation into a well-preserved human corpse found frozen in an Alpine glacier.
Air Date: 1992-04-27
- 15 Taking the Credit
Horizon investigates the claims by rival American and French scientists as to who first discovered the HIV virus.
Air Date: 1992-05-11
- 16 Fast Life in the Food Chain
In this story, Horizon presents an investigation into the research to make livestock and poultry grow bigger and stronger.
Air Date: 1992-05-18
- 17 Dodging Doomsday
Horizon brings you this report to explain when animal communities exceed carrying capacities of their environments, they crash spectacularly. Will this also happen to humans?
Air Date: 1992-06-01
- 18 A Question of Sport...
Horizon presents the current evidence of a massive sporting fraud in the former Eastern Germany that has now been uncovered. The evidence shows that the East German Olympic success through the 1980's was due in part to the sophisticated use of drugs, a practice which the East German state endorsed.
Air Date: 1992-06-08
- 19 Genes R Us
This Horizon program looks at the stereotyped image of the scientist.
Air Date: 1992-06-15