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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

In the UK, we eat over three million takeaways per day. Journalist Nikki Fox teams up with scientists at Liverpool John Moores University to discover what this habit is doing to our health. Show more

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Episode 17: Carbs

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates whether claims about negative effects of carbohydrates on health are true and explores healthier ways to consume them. Show more

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Episode 9: Healthy Eating

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for 30 days

Documentary in which Fiona Phillips teams up with leading scientists to investigate how people can eat and drink themselves to good health. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Phillips
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Producer:
Paul Barnett
Director:
Paul Barnett
Production Company:
Maverick Television

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Episode 2: Calories

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 30 days

Documentary. Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates Britain's favourite foods to discover the truth about calories and shows how we can all be healthier by eating smarter. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Dick Taylor
Director:
Dick Taylor
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

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Episode 8: Alcohol

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol, including why the government cut the recommended weekly limit for men by a third in January. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Matthew Mitchell
Participant:
Gautam Mehta
Participant:
Antony Moss
Participant:
Celia Morgan
Participant:
Samantha Caton
Participant:
Wendy Hall
Participant:
Derk-Jan Dijk
Participant:
Richard Stephens
Participant:
Alex Arkell
Participant:
Jonathon Griffin
Participant:
Sally Davies
Executive Producer:
Sam Anthony
Producer:
David Briggs
Director:
David Briggs
Production Company:
Sundog Pictures

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Episode 4: Your Medicine Cabinet

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Science documentary. Dr Chris Van Tulleken calls on the British public to seek out the truth about the top-selling over-the-counter medicines. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Fiona Caldwell
Production Company:
Boundless Productions

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Episode 1: Sugar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary. Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fiona Phillips
Executive Producer:
Ian Holt
Production Company:
Maverick Television

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Episode 16: Obesity

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Documentary. Chris Bavin looks at the latest scientific research on obesity and reveals how small lifestyle changes can help people maximize their chances of keeping trim. Show more

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Episode 19: Antibiotics

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Documentary in which Angela Rippon looks into the new ways that scientists are trying to fight bacterial infections, as they try to combat antibiotic resistance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Angela Rippon
Director:
Ben Southwell
Assistant Producer:
Emily Goldblatt
Production Manager:
Jessie Anderson
Executive Producer:
Owen Gay
Executive Producer:
Dale Templar

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Episode 13: HIV

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV, meeting health professionals, scientists, and individuals affected by it in the UK and South Africa. Show more

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Episode 14: Looking Good

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One OxfordshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 30 days

Cherry Healey investigates the cosmetics industry to determine how much of what products promise is based on scientific evidence and how much is simply marketing manipulation. Show more

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Episode 7: Dementia

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Angela Rippon investigates Alzheimer's disease. She learns how people can help to prevent it, meets some of those who are living with it and explores her own risk of developing it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Angela Rippon
Producer:
Dan Child
Director:
Dan Child
Executive Producer:
Jane Aldous

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Episode 6: Your Teeth - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

In this two-part event, Britain's top dentists show how the latest science can change how we all look after our teeth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jasmine Harman
Executive Producer:
Dominique Walker
Production Company:
Raw TV

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Episode 3: Fat

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Documentary. Dr Saleyha Ahsan cuts through the confusion and reveals the surprising science of fat - which types of fat we should be eating, and how much is good for us. Show more

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Improving Your Mental Health

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 4 months

Professor Tanya Byron and Alex Scott uncover the latest science on how to improve your mental health and wellbeing – and reveal some surprising new techniques. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tanya Byron
Presenter:
Alex Scott
Director:
Ruhi Hamid
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer:
Paul Overton

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Getting Fit at Home

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 3 months

Mehreen Baig delves into the latest science on home fitness. She reveals why six minutes per week could be enough and why doing too much exercise might be dangerous. Show more

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Episode 18: The Menopause

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Available for 1 month

Mariella Frostrup shares her own experience of the menopause and brings this great taboo out into the open, investigating how the latest science can explain what it is. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Kate Pringle
Director:
Kate Pringle
Executive Producer:
Paul Overton

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Boosting Your Immune System

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 3 months

Dr Ronx Ikharia presents the definitive guide, not only to defending yourself against Covid-19, but also boosting your strength for when the cold and flu season is upon us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ronx Ikharia
Director:
Tom Hewitson
Executive Producer:
Paul Overton
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith