Horizon

» Season 1989
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1989x01 The Book of Man

January 9, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon looks again at the Human Genome Project which aims to decipher or sequence all genes.
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1989x02 The Poison that Waits

January 16, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon reports on the abnormally high incidence of and the early onset of diseases such as senile dementia and Parkinson's disease on the island of Guam in the Pacific. Scientists have now linked the diseases to a poison in the native cycad fruit.
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1989x03 Perils of the Deep

January 23, 1989 9:00 pm
In this episode, Horizon presents evidence that even diving in relatively shallow waters can cause serious long term damage to the brain and spinal cord.
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1989x04 Smart Weapons

January 30, 1989 9:00 pm
This documentary by Horizon demonstrates how smart Weapons use computers to destroy targets, that until now, were only able to be threatened by nuclear weapons.
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1989x05 Wasting the Alps

February 6, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon looks at the damaging effects of pollution and tourism on the Swiss Alps in Europe.
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1989x06 In the Last Resort

February 13, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon answers the question: What are the alternatives for the elderly in Britain who can't live at home, or in a rest home or nursing home, or part of a sheltered accommodation?
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1989x07 Gaze in Wonder

February 20, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon brings you an interview with Prof. Eric Laithwaite who presents an engineer's personal view of nature and how new inventions already exist in nature.
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1989x08 In My Lifetime?

February 27, 1989 9:00 pm
In this episode, Horizon presents an investigation into the state of medical research in neurological disorders and the issues with its funding in Britain.
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1989x09 Concerto

March 6, 1989 9:00 pm
This documentary by Horizon investigates new technology applied to music.
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1989x10 Black Schizophrenia

March 13, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon covers the story of the Nottingham psychiatrists who study the human race to see who is mostly likely to develop schizophrenia.
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1989x11 Trial in the Jungle

March 20, 1989 9:00 pm
This Horizon report covers the Tasaday, a remote Philippine tribe apparently living in the stone age, who are now seen as a hoax. How did they do it?
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1989x12 Who Will Make Me Better?

April 3, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon explores three types of alternative medicine; homoeopathy, acupuncture, and diagnosing food allergies by testing your toes.
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1989x13 A Wonderful Life

April 17, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon presents a biography of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein who lived from 1889 to 1951.
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1989x14 Why Buildings Make You Sick

April 24, 1989 9:00 pm
This is a Horizon documentary about an investigation into the so-called "sick building syndrome" where occupants contract illnesses because of the environment within the building.
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1989x15 Jubilee

May 8, 1989 9:00 pm
How valid have been Horizon's criticisms of scientific orthodoxy and to what effect have the programs had?
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1989x16 Crash

May 15, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon investigates how many of the tragedies on our roads in Britain could be avoided by the introduction of technical and legislative changes.
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1989x17 The New Sixth Sense

May 22, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon follows J. Hooper, a diabetic, as she explores various aspects of biosensor technology.
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1989x18 Clive Sinclair: The Anatomy of an Inventor

June 12, 1989 9:00 pm
Horizon presents a profile of noted inventor Clive Sinclair with his family and colleagues reminiscing and analysing his successes and failures.
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1989x19 Newpin: A Lifetime

June 19, 1989 9:00 pm
In this story, Horizon explores how the destructive patterns of child abuse and depression can be broken by concentrating on the mothers of young children.
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1989x20 Time of Darkness

June 26, 1989 9:00 pm
In this Horizon episode, we look at the effects on the climate from volcanic eruptions.
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