The Lungs
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Can you tell your spleen from your gallbladder? In fact, do you even know where they are, let alone what they do? In Don't Die Young, a no-nonsense approach to health and medicine, anatomy expert Dr Alice Roberts takes us on a high-energy revelatory trip around the body, giving us…
The Heart
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
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The Eyes
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts undergoes a thorough eye examination in the latest BBC TV programme, The Eyes, in her tour of the body's major organs. As this hands-on, lecture-free guide to keeping your organs in good working order continues, Alice puts her own body to the test, beginning with a nail-biting…
History Of Life: The Landing
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Life, which first inhabited the seas and then land, is an amazing story. Through investigation of ancient trailblazers such as Tiktaalik, we learn the gradual process by which lungs and legs evolved, and how the creatures of the seas eventually conquered the land. Reverse evolution, from land to sea, is…
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The Skin
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
The body's largest organ - The Skin - comes under close scrutiny in this penultimate episode of Don't Die Young - Series 1. Alice puts her own outer layer through a series of tests, weathering temperature extremes and running her face through a computer programme - which ages her until…
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The Brain
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts delves deep into the body's most complex organ - The Brain - and discovers how the brain can be tricked into seeing illusions which don't exist, and how it can be trained to improve its memory function. Rugby fanatic and primary school teacher Sean Gilbertson has trouble…
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