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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Dr Michael Mosley explores our earliest attempts to tackle infection and how scientists, chemists and doctors from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey helped us win the battle. Show more

Horizon

2020

Coronavirus Special - Part 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Investigating the scientific facts and figures behind the biggest public health crisis in living memory as a new coronavirus takes an unprepared world by storm. Show more

Contributors

Commissioning Editor:
Tom Coveney
Executive Producer:
Helen Thomas
Production Company:
BBC Studios
Presenter:
Hannah Fry
Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Presenter:
Guddi Singh

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Going behind the headlines to answer health questions. Does caffeine really help us to stay alert and what are the alternatives? Ways to boost our brains are put to the test. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama-documentary charting the possible consequences of one of nature's most cataclysmic events, a supervolcanic eruption under Yellowstone Park, a location of lethal potential. Show more

Frontline Medicine

Episode 1: Survival

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Michael Mosley explores the link between war and medical research. How have medics in Afghanistan achieved the highest survival rate in the history of warfare? Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Michael Mosley attempts to understand how pleasure and pain work, gamely exposing himself to some painful experiments to show how and why the two are so interlinked. Show more

Frontline Medicine

Episode 2: Rebuilding Lives

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Michael Mosley explores the link between war and medical research. Michael wants to find out what medicine and technology can do to help rebuild shattered lives. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Stacey Dooley, Jonnie Peacock, Ann Widdecombe and Michael Mosley work alongside staff at King's College Hospital to find out what it takes to keep the nation alive. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Going behind the headlines to answer health questions. Dr Chris van Tulleken discovers how to make some favourite meals healthier without changing a single ingredient. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Can new treatments save us from the antibiotic resistance crisis? Michael Mosley carries out an extraordinary experiment. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Alan Hayling
Director:
Peter Gauvain
Producer:
Peter Gauvain
Production Company:
Renegade Pictures Limited

Midweek

Michael Mosley, Camille O'Sullivan, Peter Laws, Pradyumna Kumar

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Broadcaster Michael Mosley, singer and actor Camille O'Sullivan, Baptist minister and writer Peter Laws and artist Pradyumna Kumar join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Mosley
Interviewed Guest:
Camille O'Sullivan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Laws
Interviewed Guest:
Pradyumna Kumar

Brand

Midweek

The Secrets of Your Food

Series 1

Episode 2: A Matter of Taste

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the science of our food. James visits the Peruvian Andes to learn how a bitter potato helps inhabitants survive the altitude. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The twin sciences of brain anatomy and psychology have offered different visions of who we are. Now these sciences are coming together and revealing surprising truths. Show more

Horizon

2020

Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Michael Mosley immerses himself on the frontline of our prescription painkiller habit. In America, it is an epidemic. Now, new evidence raises concern about the UK's use of prescription opioids. Show more

Horizon

2020

Coronavirus Special - Part 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dr Chris van Tulleken, Dr Hannah Fry and Michael Mosley examine the latest research and explore some of the big questions about the new coronavirus and the pandemic it has created.

Horizon

2020

The Great British Intelligence Test

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dr Hannah Fry and Michael Mosley put the public to the test, pitting young and old, males and females and tech lovers and readers against each other in a battle of wits. Show more

The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Episode 5: What Is the Secret of Life?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known, the human body, from anatomy to the structure of DNA. Show more

The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Episode 2: What is the World Made Of?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Mosley explores how history shaped science. Here, he looks at how atomic theories and the strange concepts of quantum physics came into being. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Mosley explores how history has shaped science. He looks at how we came to understand that our planet was not at the centre of everything in the cosmos. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Dr Michael Mosley explores how scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as cures, a story that encompasses the planet's most deadly substances. Show more