Hundreds of thousands of people die annually, due to multi-resistant germs - bacteria, which are no longer challenged by the use of many antibiotics. Experts and politicians from all corners of the world warn of the looming catastrophe: multi-resistant pathogens are currently the most major risk faced by modern medicine. Millions of people will die without effective antibiotics, of illnesses that have long been considered eradicated. This documentary shows however, that of all people, it is the manufacturers of vital medication that contribute to the development and global propagation of extremely resistant germs and that not even their own resources have any effect on them.

    TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/German)


    • 尼安德塔人:重遇




      This first programme in a two-part series investigates what Neanderthals looked like and how they lived in their Ice Age world. It turns out that almost everything we thought we knew about them is wrong. They weren't hunched, grunting, knuckle-dragging ape-men at all. In reality they were faster, smarter, better looking - and much more like us than we ever thought. Our guide is Ella Al-Shamahi, a young, British, rising star in Neanderthal research, with an unusual side-line as a stand-up comic She enlists the skills of Andy Serkis, the global movie star and master of performance capture, best known as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Caesar in Planet of the Apes.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 时光机说明书




      Time travel is not forbidden by the laws of nature - but to build a time machine, we’d need to understand more about those laws and how to subvert them than we do now. But everyday, science does learn more. In this film, shot in the UK, Russia, North America, Canada and Australia, Horizon meets the scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery - men and women who may discover how to build wormholes, manipulate entangled photons or build fully functioning time crystals; in short enable an engineer of the future to do what we have so far been only able to imagine: To build a machine that allows us travel back and forward in time at the touch of a button. It could be you! Science fiction? Watch this space.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 复康奇迹



      Horizon follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing, catastrophic stroke. Recorded by his documentary film-maker wife Fiona over four years, this film provides a rare account of the hard work that goes into post-stroke rehabilitation. Initially bed bound and unable to do anything, including speak, the initial outlook was bleak, yet occasionally small glimmers of hope emerged. Armed always with her camera, Fiona captures the moment Richard moves his fingers for the first time, and then over months she documents his struggle to relearn how to walk again.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 跨越性别



      双语广播:粤语/英语 (电视版)

      How does a person know their gender? Do they see themselves as male or female, or somewhere in between? More and more people around the world do not identify with the gender they were assigned to at birth. Increasingly, people are expressing their gender identity outside of the 'norms', and the lines of gender are becoming more blurred than ever. This film explores what it actually means to be transgender, and what happens when a person transitions psychologically, physically and biologically. We follow a number of transgender people going through their own transition. From a socially transitioning transwoman to two young transmen embarking on hormones, to a transwoman going through gender confirmation surgery - we get a snapshot into what transitioning and being transgender is really like from those living it. We also hear from experts in the field of gender and find out how modern medicine is helping people to transition their gender. And we explore where gender identity actually comes from.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 冥想的科学




      Meditation has become a new field of research for scientists. An illuminating documentary on its benefits for our health. Psychiatrists, neurologists and molecular biologists are increasingly interested in the beneficial effects of meditation on the functioning of our brain and body. Their recent discoveries have allowed meditation techniques to be used in hospitals, in the United States and in Europe, where they are used, in therapeutic accompaniment, to reduce, in particular, the chronic pain and the stress related to many pathologies.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 基因编辑




      ‘Bio is the New Digital’. We are capable of precisely reprogramming the genetic code of our body’s cells, embryos, bacteria, viruses and plants. With the CRISPR-technology we can alter the characteristics of every organism to our own design. In doing so we will be able to eradicate diseases, improve the condition of our bodies and alter plants to meet the specific needs of our food consumption. What makes the CRISPR-technology so special is that it is relatively simple. During the past year the number of experiments and applications has exploded. People all around the world are now tinkering with the CRISPR results: experimenting at home with ‘Do it Yourself CRISPR-kits’. Scientists are therefore calling for new ethical guidelines. The demand for the (un)desirability of so-called designer babies is on the rise. Although it is not yet possible, we will soon be able to put an end to hereditary diseases. Perhaps we can also create bacteria that can eat oil or plastic, pigs in which human organs are being grown or bring extinct species of animals back to life. It all sounds like science fiction but it is closer than ever before.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 行星保护计划

      本集节目将会揭示人类在进行太空探索追寻外星生命时,为何要将送上太空的所有物件: 由太空船机身,以至每一个零件进行彻底消毒,同时揭示了科学家只要稍一不慎,研究将会被毁于一旦的危机。


      A space adventure that uncovers the risks of the hunt for life and the sterilization of the objects that we send into space. Discover how man can destroy its own research and stumble upon the traces that we ourselves have left.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 重返泰坦



      Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is a planetary body capable of human habitation. Optis and Agat Films & cie together brought the magnitude of the Cassini-Huygens probe's journey to Titan to viewers. Using only the probe's data, Optis created a virtual world that mimics how a human would experience Titan. Discover what lies on its surface and find out if it may one day become a habitable zone.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 生命大改造(七)

      十一岁男孩 Malachi患有妥瑞症、专注不足及过度活跃症,经常做出危险动作。四岁的 Jasper 下身瘫痪,双腿未能支撑身体的重量,也无法正常走路,只能在地上爬行。而廿六岁的Greg,因四肢瘫痪而与轮椅为伴,但他仍希望独立生活。不过简单如付钱购物,或过马路时按动行人过路设施,也是天大难题。一班发明家是否有办法帮助他们呢?

      监  制:王永森
      首播   2019年2月15日星期五 晚上9时30分
      重温 2019年2月18日星期一 中午12时

      11-year-old Malachi suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and ADHD, struggling with violent outbursts. 4-year-old Jasper is paralysed from the waist down. His legs are unable to support his body and so far he has only gained enough strength to crawl. 26-year-old Greg is determined to be as independent as possible, despite being paralysed from the neck down and reliant on his wheelchair to travel to places. With no use of his hands he is unable to press buttons on road crossing boxes and he cannot pay for anything he wants to buy. Can the Fix Team help these people?

      Executive Producer: Sammy Wong
      Bilingual: Cantonese/ English (TV Version)
      Channel: RTHK 31, 31A
      First run  2019.2.15 Fri 9:30pm
      Re-run 2019.2.18 Mon 12:00nn

    • 生命大改造(六)


      十九岁的Ian有先天性脑麻痹,令他无法控制身体活动及说话。Ian最感兴趣是与父亲一起扬帆出海。可惜父亲车祸丧生后,便未有机会再坐上帆船。Ian渴望能再次出海,并且自行控制帆船。工程师Ryan White和体验设计师Ruby Steele联手合作,尝试为Ian找出可行方法。若然他们成功,将会是首次有人以眼晴驾驶船只航行。



      监  制:王永森
      双语广播:粤语/英语 (电视版)

      播放频道: 港台电视 31、31A
      播出时间: (首播)  2019年2月8日 星期五 晚上9时30分
      (重温) 2019年2月11日 星期一 中午12时

      Five year old William has a rare form of epilepsy which causes him to have multiple seizures, some of which are life-threatening. Designer and technologist, Haiyan Zhang takes on one of the most emotionally charged problems of the series. Can she come up with an invention that will help?

      19-year-old Ian was born with cerebral palsy which has left him with no control of his body and an inability to speak. Since Ian was a child one of his greatest pleasures has been sailing with his dad before he was killed in a car accident. Ian really wants that he can continue sailing with complete control of the vessel himself. Engineer, Ryan White, and Experience Designer, Ruby Steele, team up to see if they can come up with a solution. If they’re successful it’ll be the first time anyone has ever sailed a boat using just their eyes.

      66-year-old Susan has multiple sclerosis and lives alone. The symptoms have worsened over the years. Susan has worked hard to maintain her independence. Her flat has been kitted out with a range of assistive technology, but most of it is not fit for purpose. Experience Designer Ruby needs to find a way to make smart technology more accessible for people like Susan. If she can crack it, Susan and potentially thousands of other elderly and vulnerable people can continue living independently.

      Executive Producer : Sammy Wong
      Bilingual: Cantonese/ English (TV Version)

      Channel: RTHK 31、31A
      Time: (First run)  2019.2.8 Fri 9:30pm
      (Re-run) 2019.2.11 Mon 12:00pm