Big Science

9:00pm Tuesday 16 October on BBC FOUR

In a celebration of all things science BBC Four presents two weeks of mind-blowing shows challenging perceptions of the world around us.

Kick-starting the programming Jim Al-Khalili’s Order and Disorder tells the story of how humanity mastered the two most important concepts of the modern age – energy and information.

In The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide To The Universe, Dallas Campbell looks back over 50 years of Horizon archive to chart the scientific breakthroughs that have transformed understanding of the universe.

Presented by David Spiegelhalter, the aptly titled Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University, Tails You Win – The Science Of Chance takes an absorbing journey through probabilities trying to pinpoint what chance actually is. As a result it reveals how chance works in the real world in surprising ways.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Voyagers – the space exploration programme which travelled beyond the solar system- Voyager charts the history of this incredible journey.

While The Seven Ages of Starlight takes a stunning journey through the life and times of stars. It explores the individual characters of different stars revealing ?.

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