When humans put their imaginations to work, anything is possible. Aiming to inspire and entertain viewers, BREAKTHROUGH delves into the social, ethical and economic questions raised by the potentially world-changing innovations at the heart of each episode.


  • Breakthrough: Decoding The Brain
    The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe; new technology is leading towards significant discoveries about its workings.
  • Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse
    Water is in increasingly short supply. Scientists and engineers the world over are struggling to create local solutions for this global problem.
  • Breakthrough: Energy On The Edge
    A new generation of inventors and entrepreneurs are looking to the edge of innovation for an alternative to fossil fuels.
  • Breakthrough: More Than Human
    Breakthrough fusions of biology and technology are making us stronger, faster and smarter. As the two merge, will we become more than human?
  • Breakthrough: The Age Of Aging
    A pioneering band of scientists believe they have the knowledge to target and slow the mechanisms of ageing.
  • Breakthrough: Fighting Pandemics
    New technologies developed by scientists and medical experts on the front line will soon be used to fight the pandemic viruses of the future.