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The Cell

Episode 2: The Chemistry of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford explores how scientists delved deeper into the world of the cell, seeking to reveal the magic ingredient that can bring chemicals into life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Series

The Cell

The Cell

Episode 3: The Spark of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford reveals how scientists are close to repeating what has happened only once in four billion years - the creation of a new life form. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Producer:
Nick Jordan

Series

The Cell

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Going behind the headlines to answer health questions. Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates whether garlic, beetroot and watermelon can reduce blood pressure. Show more

The Cell

Episode 1: The Hidden Kingdom

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Adam Rutherford tells the story of the biological cell. He explores how centuries of scientific and religious dogma were overturned by the discovery of the cell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Series

The Cell

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Mosley takes an in-depth look at blood. He carries out six experiments on his own blood, from starving it of oxygen to injecting it with snake venom and even eating it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Director:
Nathan Budd

Britain Beneath Your Feet

Series 1

Episode 2: On the Move

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Series exploring Britain from below. Dallas Campbell sees how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move, and meets some of the hidden army of workers. Show more

Inside the Animal Mind

Episode 3: Secrets of the Social World

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Chris Packham uncovers why the most intelligent animals on the planet are also the most social as he swims with dolphins and meets deceitful chimps. Show more

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Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Michael Mosley runs an experiment to find out which foods are best for providing the essential but neglected nutrient iodine, and Giles Yeo discovers why stress can make you fat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Presenter:
Gabriel Weston
Presenter:
Alain Gregoire
Presenter:
Giles Yeo
Presenter:
Zoe Williams
Series Producer:
Matt Barrett
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 8

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley finds out whether singing can boost feel-good chemicals in the brain, and Dr Zoe Williams discovers why music could help people with dementia. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gabriel Weston explores extraordinary cases that are helping uncover the mysteries of the human body, including a man who feels no pain and a woman who can smell Parkinson's. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gabriel Weston uncovers extraordinary cases that are revealing new discoveries about the human body, including a girl with two hearts and a man who can sing two notes at once. Show more

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Series 4

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The definitive answers to health questions. The doctors discover whether olive oil is good for us. Dr Chris van Tulleken examines whether beards are unhygienic. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gabriel Weston uncovers extraordinary cases that are disclosing new discoveries about the human body, including a man with bones as strong as granite. Show more

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Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

The definitive answers to health questions. The doctors reveal how to stick to the health resolutions we made at New Year, but are already struggling to keep. Show more

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Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Chris van Tulleken runs a groundbreaking experiment with the University of Surrey to see whether simply changing our mealtimes can help us all lose weight. Show more

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Series 5

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Michael Mosley and the doctors undertake the most ambitious experiment yet on the series - testing whether the spice turmeric could help protect us against cancer. Show more

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Series 8

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Michael Mosley finds out whether a glass of wine can protect your blood vessels from the harmful effects of junk food. Giles Yeo sets out to test home breathalyser kits. Show more

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

Episode 2: Colours of Life

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

The raw, early Earth had plenty of colour, but that canvas was about to be painted with a vast new palette - and the source of those colours was life. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Gabriel Weston unlocks the secrets of the human body, meeting an engineer who fixed his own heart and a toddler whose bones were repaired before he was even born. Show more

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Series 7

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Series giving answers to health questions. Michael Mosley finds out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you, while psychiatrist Alain Gregoire reveals how to recognise PTSD. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Mosley
Presenter:
Gabriel Weston
Presenter:
Alain Gregoire
Presenter:
Giles Yeo
Presenter:
Zoe Williams
Series Producer:
Matt Barrett
Executive Producer:
Jacqueline Smith