Dr Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the debate over vitamins and dietary supplements.
Bricklayer Phil, 60, is rushed to A&E in a critical condition after falling just two feet off a ladder at work and suffering multiple injuries. His injuries are so severe he needs to be transferred to Major Trauma.
Derek Muller reveals how vitamin A both helped save the sight of a boy and may have killed Antarctic explorer Xavier Mertz by hypervitaminosis A.
Derek Muller visits the home of a scurvy patient to see what his diet is like, and the man's doctor explains the link between poverty and poor nutrition, or hypercaloric malnutrition.
Derek Muller meets wheelchair athlete Kim Robins and Australian epidemiologist Fiona Stanley to learn the link between folate deficiency, neural tube defects and folic acid fortification in bread.
Derek Muller investigates how the success of cod liver oil in curing rickets led to mass marketing claims in advance of the scientific evidence available to support them in the 19th century.
Derek Muller demonstrates how lanolin is separated from sheep wool and processed to form synthetic vitamin D.
Derek Muller, with the help of a musician, explains how the vitamin industry in the US avoided Food and Drug Administration rules around the mandatory testing of medicines.
This episode focuses on older patients who've had to show resilience in their lives. Ellen, who's 86, has been brought in by ambulance after her daughters found her collapsed on the floor at home.
Amar tries out a muddy endurance obstacle course to get to the bottom of their huge surge in popularity, and he's putting carb-loading to the test to see if it's the way to get around with energy to spare. Anna is finding out why bringing up the rear in a group run isn't anything to be ashamed of as she investigates the new exercise trend of LISS, or low intensity steady state, which barely makes you break a sweat, and finds out how delaying breakfast until after you exercise can make you burn double the fat. Whatever the exercise, Anna and Amar are on a mission to help you get your fitness goals back and track.
Twelve exceptional candidates go through a series of gruelling physical and psychological tests to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut.
Getting fit has never been bigger business, with gym memberships in the UK at an all-time high. With fitness DVDs, books and apps, plus thousands of pictures of transformed bodies all over social media to inspire, how do we decide what's the most effective form of exercise to help us look good, feel great and suit our lifestyle? How important is exercise versus diet and can team sports provide more effective results than exercising on your own? Is running damaging for your body? From HIIT (high intensity interval training) to yoga and running to bulking and shredding.
Join Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen as he sets off around the UK to explore the defining moments and turning points in the establishment and growth of the beautiful game.
Join Alfie Allen as he sets out on a geographical, cultural and historical journey in search of the true story of football.
Dr Chris Van Tulleken calls on the British public to seek out the truth about the top-selling, over-the-counter medicines.
What's the least amount of exercise you can do and still live a long, healthy life? Using breakthrough research, this surprising film shows you how to get fit in the smartest way possible.
This episode delivers an inside story on what it was like for the paramedics that dealt with the fatal consequences of Storm Doris, a storm which killed four people across the UK.
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