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BBC 50 Years of Horizon

by Media Applications Technologies Ltd
Rated: Mature

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Languages Supported: English

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Product Features

  • Clips from some of the stand-out episodes across the decades.
  • Interviews with current presenters of Horizon as they look back at some of their favourite moments from the series.
  • An interactive timeline that spans the half-century of science programming and allows you to jump to stories that interest you.

Product Description

A celebration of 50 years of Horizon, the BBC's flagship science programme. Contains:

Clips from some of the stand-out episodes across the decades
Interviews with current presenters of Horizon as they look back at some of their favourite moments from the series
An interactive timeline that spans the half-century of science programming and allows you to jump to stories that interest you

Designed and fully optimised for iPad with full screen videos throughout, this interactive digital book brings to life specially curated highlights from the Horizon back catalogue - over 1,000 episodes and counting! Gems from the archives reveal an extraordinary slice of scientific and social history, feature in-depth profiles of some of the greatest living scientists of the age, and cover some of the biggest and most controversial scientific stories of the post-war world. Space exploration, AIDS, environmentalism, the micro-chip, cloning: rewind time and browse clips from the very best of science programming.


This ebook contains some content that may not be suitable for younger children.

Technical Details

Size: 1.2GB
Version: 1.0.0
Developed By: Media Applications Technologies Ltd ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
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  • Open network sockets
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  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Read-only access to phone state
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  • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

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Yes, the file is big. But took just 5 minutes to download & install. A couple of false starts when it got stuck & needed to be stopped & restarted but what you get when it does run is an excellent library of info & video clips covering the shows history

If you're a fan of Horizon, it's worth the persistence to get it to run. I'd suggest shutting down any apps that you don't actually need running to give it a bit more space & memory.
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Kindle Fire HDX 3rd gen. I can't get this app to do anything. I would echo the other comments re size, downloading etc. The supplier appears to be private PLC but in a BBC building? : MEDIA APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED c/o MEDIA AT BC2 A5 BROADCAST CENTRE, 201 WOOD LANE, LONDON W12 7TP, Company No. 07100235
These guys seem to fail to understand the concept of an e-reader. A portal, a front end, not a datacentre.... 0% out of 100 for understanding the technology. The BBC just doesn't seem to get it.
Just about to delete it from my Kindle. I will leave it in the Cloud for the time being in case I can be bothered to try again....
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I wish I had checked the file size before I downloaded this! After two and a half hours of downloading and installing I had to switch my Kindle Fire HD off to force it to stop. Now it's part installed and I can't uninstall it, and it's completely messed up my Kindle - my keyboard has switched to Spanish!!!! I expect better from the Beeb.

Post script: I ended up having to do a factory reset as a result of downloading this app as my Kindle wouldn't even boot up any more. Avoid it at all costs!
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5 stars for content, 1 star for the programming. Had to install it 3 times before it would work. First time blank screen. Second time I could not get out of the instructions/help page at all. Third time it showed a decompressing progress screen at 100% then froze, so i forced the app to close. However i then noticed it seemed to have installed and so i opened it and it has worked fine ever since. Had this been an app from anyone else but the BBC I would not have persevered beyond my first attempt. I trust the BBC to give great content which it does here, but BBC, get your act together, as people won't bother if installation is so difficult!
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As with other reviewers, took an age to download, went through the motions of installing then failed at the end of it all. Not what I would expect from the BBC. I have not tried it again, may do if this glitch is fixed.
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I experienced the same installation problems as other reviewers but with persistence did manage to complete the installation. I had hoped that I would be able to see some of the programmes again but it seems to be only clips and articles. Not really worth the effort it took to install
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Perhaps needs patience - took a wee while before it began a lengthy download and installation (has a lot of content including video clips), but no longer than some games I have. First time could only access the instructions on how to use it and nothing else so I removed it from the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and downloaded it again from the Cloud. This time it worked a treat. And it's free. Thank you BBC.
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Took over an hour to download. Initially wouldn't open. Then eventually opened to help page and that's it. Won't do anything. Won't open further than that. Heard from other reviews that it can cause you to carry out a factory reboot. Uninstalled it as it doesn't work. Total rubbish from the BBC. Had to give it one star rating, so I could write this review, otherwise it would have zero. Don't waste your time on this app.
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