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Don't Die Young - Series 1
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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
As a hard-working organ, making sure that every muscle, tissue and cell in the body gets just what it needs, the heart is in need of some love. Thirty-six-year-old Stephen Hall is putting his heart under plenty of stress. As a self-confessed workaholic running his own busy gastro pub, he…
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…
The Lungs
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
In The Lungs, Dr Alice Roberts deploys some shock tactics to make one confirmed smoker realise just how much she's damaging her lungs. Thirty-four-year-old Lisa Garrity's will power always lets her down and on a night in the pub, she can easily binge smoke her way through 40 cigarettes. Lisa's…
The Kidneys
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
In this episode of The Kidneys, Alice meets party girl and mum of two Grainne, from Welwyn Garden City, who, at nearly 40 and with a family history of diabetes, is stressing out her kidneys. Grainne visits the lab to discover more about the body's filtration system and helps dissect…
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…
Bacteria: Heroes and Villains
Start your study of the basic elements of germ theory with bacteria. Once you've inspected the anatomy of a bacterium cell and its function, explore how bacteria can cause disease and how they can adapt to make themselves elusive to your immune system. Then, investigate three diseases caused by bacteria:…
The Little World of Dietmar Fill: The Survivor
In The Survivor, microphotographer Dietmar Fill visits Dampier on the northwest coast of Western Australia, where a tidal creek has been dammed off from the sea to produce salt from sea water. Dietmar puts the salt ponds under the microscope in this study of how life responds to an increasingly…
Microbe Invasion - The Role Bacteria Plays in Our Daily Lives
Humans are constantly under attack from relentless waves of microbes fighting to set up home in every living environment the body has to offer - and there's no escape. With some of the world's leading microbial experts guiding the way and through extensive use of computer graphics, this fifty minute…
Magic Bullets
Part of the Series: Cancer
The search for a "cure" for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science. It spans centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying…
When the Bough Breaks
Part of the Series: Unnatural Causes
The number of infants who die before their first birthday is much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. And for African Americans the rate is nearly twice as high as for white Americans. Even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven't finished high…
Under Our Skin 2: Emergence
Part of the Series: Under Our Skin Collection
In this dramatic follow-up to the widely acclaimed Under Our Skin, Emergence takes the viewer on a journey from horror to hope. We witness the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease as infection and education spread globally. We watch as the truth emerges about the disease's persistence and reach, about promising…