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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…
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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…
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…
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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…
Prehistoric Autopsy - Neanderthal
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Human evolution is not a straight line and prehistory is littered with hominids that never made it. Putting flesh and skin back onto ancient bones, this original series recreates every inch of three of our earliest ancestors. From fragments of bones to a recognisable face, prepare to meet some remarkable…
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Young Wrinklies
Aging and eternal youth seem to fascinate us. In this episode, David Attenborough encounters two examples where curious bodies and extreme lifestyles may unlock the secrets of the ageing process and longevity. For both of these animals wrinkly skins are not a sign of age, they help them survive! The…
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Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
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As Time Goes By
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Prof Robert Winston examines how the body has evolved. In this episode he looks at ravages of ageing and its effect on the body including sight, hearing and skin.
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High-risk, extremely skilled and breathtakingly complex, Brain Doctors features surgeons working at the very frontiers of their medical expertise and knowledge. In this special three-part series, cameras follow both paediatric and adult surgeons in John Radcliffe Hospital's Neurosurgery Department as they carry out high-risk operations on the body's most complex,…