The Science Unit

Operating out of London and Glasgow, The Science Unit at BBC Studios has a single mission: to help everyone gain a better understanding of how our world and cosmos work. We have an unmatched network of experts and access to the world’s most innovative scientific institutions.

From blue-chip landmark series to well-loved consumer and health programming, our inspirational, accessible content – including Forces of Nature, Horizon, Stargazing Live, Trust Me I’m A Doctor, and What’s the Right Diet For You – brings science to life.

The Team



Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?
Follow 12 ordinary people as they undertake a demanding training regime to prove they’ve got what it takes to become an astronaut.
Expedition Volcano
A team of scientists and mountaineers take on an extraordinarily dangerous expedition into the Virunga mountains, uncovering some of the Earth’s deepest secrets that could save millions of lives and answer geology’s biggest questions.
Forces of Nature with Brian Cox
The much-loved physicist visits some of earth’s most spectacular locations as he explores the fundamental forces that shape our universe.
The BBC’s flagship science documentary strand sets the standard for science production across the globe.
How To Stay Young
A team of health experts meet ordinary people and attempt to help them slow down the speed at which they’re ageing using the latest science, coming up with the ultimate anti-ageing lifestyle guide.
Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed
Twin doctors Chris and Xand Van Tulleken reveal the incredible secrets of the most complex organism on Earth: The Human Body.
Stargazing Live
Professor Brian Cox and Dara Ó Briain’s annual celebration of the night sky is the celestial TV event of the year.<
Stargazing Live Specials: Blast Off Live and Brit in Space
The hit astronomical show celebrates Tim Peake's mission to become the first Briton to serve on the International Space Station.