Horizon Special is a Scientific Documentary programme.

Horizon Special is a 4 star programme

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Horizon Special

Comedian Jimmy Carr takes over Horizon for this one-off special programme, produced as part of BBC2's sitcom season. Jimmy turns venerable documentary strand Horizon into a chat show, with eminent laughter scientists as guests and a studio audience to use as guinea pigs. Jimmy and his guests try to get to the bottom of what laughter is, why we enjoy it so much and what, if anything, it has to do with comedy. Between them, and with the help of contributions from other scientists on film, Jimmy and guests discover that laughter is much older than our species, and may well have contributed to making us human. With professors Sophie Scott, Robin Dunbar and Peter McGraw. episode 15.

Genre: Scientific Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

4/5 Stars

When is Horizon Special next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 August 8th, 11:45pm and on BBC 2 Scotland August 8th, 11:45pm. See more...