Jodie, the frenetic sleeper who has clinicians at Papworth Sleep Clinic fascinated by her nightly imaginings of ponies, snakes and spiders in her bedroom, tries out a drug to quieten her at night and give boyfriend Jim a rest. But it makes her a daytime zombie. Which is worse for a young woman?
This is two-part film about three very different people, Steve, Mary and Judy, whose lives are driven by suffering. They want the right to choose how and when they die. In Australia, assisting them to die is illegal and carries a 14-year jail sentence, despite the fact that 73% of Australians support euthanasia.
Following the remarkable life of one small leopard from when she is just eight days old until she is three years old and on the brink of adulthood. Legadema, as she is named, works her way into your heart as she slips in and out of danger virtually every day, running from baboons and hyenas but also making landmark strides in hunting and surviving. It is the story of a mother and daughter relationship as well as that of an emerging huntress in Botswana's magnificent Mombo region.
This five-part series about the brutal, bloody and dangerous history of surgery continues with a look at the development of heart surgery, which produced some extremely reckless experiments. With a family history of heart problems, presenter Michael Mosley takes a personal interest in these pioneers, who teeter on the scalpel-edge between saviour and executioner. Michael has a go at heart surgery, meets a man with no heartbeat, and witnesses an operation where the patient is cooled until their brain stops and has all of their blood sucked out.
The horrors of the Great Plague or 'Black Death' could provide lessons that help save lives in the event of an infectious disease disaster. Scientists probe the mystery of why some people survived the infection that killed millions over the centuries when it struck again and again. They have discovered a trick of nature that outsmarted the vicious killer.
British journalist Michael Portillo investigates the psychology of violence. How is it that humans commit violent acts against one another? He visits Mexico try traditional boxing, is forced to stay awake to look after twin babies, and watches as deadly electric shocks are administered to volunteers.
Psychopaths...they'll charm you, manipulate you, then ruin your life. But, not all of them with a gun or a knife. In this extra ordinary documentary, suspected psychopath Sam Vaknin goes in search of a diagnosis...was he born without a conscience?
The howler has to have one of the weirdest sleep disorders the specialists at Papworth Sleep Clinic at Cambridge have dealt with. In this fourth episode of the series on strange and disturbing night time habits, the clinic staff meet Lindsey, who is a night time groaner. Her husband of 10 years has had to abandon the marital bed to get any peace. She's not in any pain or discomfort, the clinic staff discover, but she has a strange physical condition that causes this noisy pastime.
Dr von Hagens has previiously presented two massively successful series, Anatomy for Beginners and Autopsy: Life and Death. In each episode of Gunther's ER, Dr von Hagens recreates serious injuries on cadavers to reveal just what happens to the body when faced with assaults or accidents. All specimens used to demonstrate the effect of these injuries, are real human bodies, donated to Dr von Hagens' Institute for Plastination.
Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other cutting edge operations possible. But getting to this point has been an extraordinary story of courage and mistakes - stolen corpses, crazy remedies, medical fraud, lobotomised patients - and every now and then, brave and extraordinary advances that have saved millions of lives across the world. Presented by the charismatic and medically trained Michael Mosley, this series is a highly energetic and engaging history of surgery.
In this series of specials for the UK's Channel 4, top surgeons carried out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience, broadcast on live TV. While performing brain surgery on a patient who remained awake, open heart surgery, keyhole stomach repair and pituitary tumour removal, the surgeons answered questions from television viewers at home sent to the studio via Twitter, Facebook and by phone, as well as from the studio audience.
This is a film about three very different people, Steve, Mary and Judy, whose lives are driven by suffering. They want the right to choose how and when they die. In Australia, assisted suicide is illegal and carries a 14-year jail sentence, despite the fact that 73% of Australians support euthanasia. But the prospect of dying a long and painful death drives people like Steve, Mary and Judy to extraordinary lengths to get access to the means to choose their own kind of death.
The Hobbit Enigma examines one of the greatest controversies in science today. Just what did scientists really find when they uncovered the tiny, human-like skeleton of a strange creature on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003? Since the discovery was made public a bitter dispute has split the world of anthropology. Are the bones a previously unknown and bizarre primitive species of human? The Hobbit discovery forces us to rethink some of the most fundamental questions of human origins.
This program will examine the disease and what's being done to confront it across the world. From India to South Africa, Brazil and Australia, we'll seek to identify how different cultures and economies are affected by this surging problem.
The streets and alleys of the harbour-side city of Naples are home to a notorious street-gang. A gang of the four-legged variety. Napoli Dogs is a tale of survival and friendship, love affairs and raids. Narrated by the gang's former leader old Gennaro, the Napoli Dogs is made up of a diverse cast of characters and include the best nose in the gang, Terroni, Malocchio with his evil eye, Partenope who is queen of rubbish bins, charmingly sweet Chiara, wily Leopardi, the thief on silent paws, and Capo, the boss of the gang. Finally there's Bartolo, the green-horn of the pack.
Captures all the excitement of heavyweight championship fight night, negotiating 300 years of boxing history. Tonight looks at the greatest, and most gruelling, heavyweight fight of all time: the 1975 'Thrilla in Manilla' between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Australian IT worker Geoff presents a sleep disorder so extreme, even the experts at Papworth Sleep Clinic in Cambridge, UK, are astounded. His errant limbs that thrash all night long have brought his marriage to the brink.
In a experimental study about the extreme lengths some women will go to lose weight, two average-sized journalists accept a challenge to whittle themselves down to a size zero within five weeks. With everything short of surgery and drugs at their disposal, the effects of the rapid weight loss and extreme dieting on these two women has to be seen to be believed.
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