It's a new year and another season of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, ready to help you shake off the festive excesses. In this special new year program, Saleyha Ahsan oversees a world-first experiment to see how we can burn more fat - without doing any more exercise.
Michael Mosley gives a cheat's guide to a better body, with results that astonish the scientists. Chris van Tulleken puts protein shakes to the test, and surgeon Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye.
Emilie and Harriet have two weeks to slim down for their boudoir photo shoot, cousins Natasha and Chiquita go on six-week dieting plans to lose weight before Natasha's wedding, and brothers Gary and Wayne want to slim down for a darts competition in four months' time. Xand also investigates how exposure to extreme temperatures can affect weight loss and finds out if chewing for longer can make us eat fewer calories.
Having left Kalgoorlie to help Dallwallinu's only doctor, Dr Mary finds herself busier than she had ever expected. Although stipulating in her contract that she would not work 24/7, she realises that without adequate support, a contract in the bush can be very difficult to enforce.
The finalists head to the Shuttle Landing Facility on Florida's Space Coast. They experience weightlessness as their motor skills are tested at 30,000 feet before returning to London for the grand finale.
Each week three 'misbehaving mums to be' meet a specialist midwife who shows them the impact of their bad habits on their unborn baby's health. They create a personalised plan to get these out of control mums to be in shape for the most important event of their lives.
The 100m sprint final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics was the fastest and dirtiest race in history. Six of the eight runners have since tested positive for banned substances. Ben Johnson, the winner, received a career destroying ban, whilst his rival, Carl Lewis, had failed three drug tests prior to the competition, and British runner Linford Christie, who finished second, was eventually banned for a series of drug test failures. In this program, Johnson and other runners will tell their personal stories of the race, and also put into context how and why athletes become drug cheats.
Love In A Time Of HIV is a documentary about love ... and HIV. Through direct and often emotional interviews a new generation of young people reveal how they contracted HIV, how they cope, and the impact it has had on their lives and close relationships.
Katy, 21 from Stockport, UK, consumes three litres of diet coke a day. Katy's diet represents a toddler's dream: to supplement her love of cola, she lives on chocolate, sweets, hot dogs and white bread.
In November 2006 Ian Thorpe, Australia's most successful Olympian, announced his retirement from competitive swimming. Aged 24 and the winner of nine Olympic medals, including five gold, he was adamant that a return to the sport was out of the question. He stepped from the limelight much as he first came to it: articulate but strangely remote with the media and public, without the tribal markings of any familiar kind of Australian male. His short life only came into focus in water, where his efficiency and consistency, and his line through the pool elevated swimming to a kind of art. Now that was gone.
Gok meets teenagers who struggle with the idea of being normal, 16-year-old lesbian Emily and 19-year-old Daniel. He meets inspirational teenage carers and is overwhelmed by their sense of responsibility and self sacrifice.
As the six celebrities get ready for their fourth day on the farm, it seems some of them are starting to feel the benefits of a sugar-free life. Out on the farm, mum-of-three Jennifer is still struggling with the harsh lessons of the farmyard as her and Rory are tasked with separating the farm's ewes from their lambs ready for slaughter. After a morning of hard work, lunch is a nutrient-rich vegetable stew prepared by Arg and Tupele, which doesn't go down well with Mark.
Filmed over the course of a year, Great Ormond Street features unprecedented access to doctors from one of the top children's hospitals in the world as they make some of the hardest choices in medicine. When medical technology seems to offer so much, every parent with a sick child will hope that something can be done, but doctors must decide when enough is enough. For the first time on television, cameras follow Great Ormond Street Hospital's doctors into the meetings where they come face to face with the most difficult ethical dilemmas on a daily basis.
The Sydney Olympics delivered heroes and unforgettable moments. But there was one event that gathered up the Australian community as one, and made them all feel good at the same time. If you're an Australian, you'll be able to answer this question: where were you when Cathy Freeman ran in the 400 metres final? John asks all of the people interviewed for this series what it meant. And he asks Cathy.
Trauma, tears and intense pressure - just another day on medicine's front line for the junior medicos. The young doctors are settling into life on the wards and discover the emotional cost of being a doctor.
This episode focuses on the work of Great Ormond Street's cardiothoracic department as they treat newborn babies with complex heart problems. Many are diagnosed before they are even born and improvements in surgical techniques mean that more of these babies are surviving.
Episode four follows the intensive care and respiratory doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital as they deal with difficult ethical decisions. Modern medicine means that most children who come here will get better and leave within a short time but some conditions are so complex that the children become dependent on technology to keep them alive. Parents and doctors must weigh up when to keep relying on technology, and when it is no longer right to continue treatment.
Louis Theroux reveals the startling reality of a sweeping obsession with vanity. But how far is too far? Louis travels to California, the birthplace of plastic surgery, to observe this trend first hand. Here you can be whatever and whomever you want at the flick of a knife and a few thousand dollars. Louis meets a stunning cast of characters and uncovers a complex arena of cosmetic surgery where you can easily succeed at life, as long as your breast are big enough.
In 1971, Richard Nixon declared a 'war on cancer'. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunged forward in search of a cure, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer. But it's not until the late 1990s that advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies. Following this history, the story of Dr Lori Wilson, a surgical oncologist who is diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2014, deals with emotional and physical struggles, providing a bracing counterpoint to the historical narrative.
Added sugar is the West's number one dietary enemy. A dangerous molecule, sugar is responsible for at least four diseases. Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of sugar in the world, but very few know how much sugar they're actually consuming: a whopping 24 teaspoons a day, compared to the less-than-six teaspoon WHO recommendation. Dr Eva Orsmond investigates Ireland's sugar over-consumption and the shocking cost of a sugar habit: hospital admissions, long-term illness and premature death. As children today face a shorter life expectancy than their parents, this documentary tells the story that everyone needs to understand if people want to change the stark prediction. (Class. tba)
This enlightening documentary explores the biology of the brain and why some people can't stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts. Neuroscientists are generating ground-breaking research that sheds light on why some people can't control their criminal behaviour. Featuring lead scientist David Eagleman, this program challenges the most fundamental beliefs about crime, punishment and free will.
In this series final, all the medics prepare to move on to their next rotation. Katharine has to learn to prioritise her work load and observes surgery after asking a female surgeon how she combines work and family life.
Hugh is surprised to learn bottles of fruit juice and smoothies can contain as much sugar as a can of fizzy pop. He is also confused that the labels on the bottles seem to suggest that anything up to 330ml is a single portion size, when, in fact, the government recommends not drinking any more than 150ml of juice or smoothie a day. Hugh also turns the spotlight on our most popular high street restaurant chains, because children are eating out twice as much as they did in the 1970s. He challenges the restaurants to reduce the amount of sugar in their puddings, to put calorie information on their children's menus, and to stop selling bottomless fizzy drinks. Meanwhile, up in Newcastle, it is six months since Hugh launched his attempt to change the eating habits of a whole city. It has gotten off to a slow start, but after staging a big exercise event on High Street, and with Ross Noble's help on social media, it soon starts to take off.
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.
Two weeks into the eight-week experiment and the experts focus on the couples' communication styles - both verbal and non-verbal. John takes the couples to an archery range. This may seem like tempting fate, but he wants to show them how focusing on the positives rather than the negatives pays dividends in both archery and relationships.
Meet a smoking mum, Carrie, who is now pregnant with her second child. She claims to have quit. But is Carrie telling the truth? Meantime, a junk food addict is growing a baby on a diet of chips, burgers, and fizzy drinks.
The Life Series returns with two compelling new episodes as eight Australian children negotiate life in the rapidly changing world of late childhood, in the crucial few years before adolescence begins. The Life kids are part of a scientific and social experiment and have been filmed since their first year of life - the public face of a pioneering study of 10,000 Australian children.
What's worst for you, fat or sugar? It's a question that's been generating huge amounts of heat in the world's media, from the outer reaches of the Internet to the front pages on the New York Times. So what's the scientific truth?
Kate Garraway, UK presenter and mother of a two-year-old daughter, investigates the pros and cons of cross-feeding, breast milk donation and wet-nursing, by meeting some of the growing numbers of women who share each other's milk.
Roy, an 83-year-old widower, helps 24-year-old Zoe to overcome the death of her father, while 69-year-old Trevor recaptures his musical youth and helps 21-year-old Jonny come to an important decision about his future.
This film follows Muhammad Ali's rise from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time: how this once polarising figure ultimately became a beloved and honoured national hero. Key events include Ali's stunning Islamic conversion and name change, his dramatic stand against the Vietnam-era draft, his three-year exile from the ring, his legendary comeback fights, his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his inspirational re-emergence on the world stage at the Atlanta Olympics. Among those interviewed are Ali's daughters Laila and Maryum Ali, NFL great Jim Brown, boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, rappers and actors LL Cool J and Common, boxing promoter Bob Arum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lloyd Price, and biographer Thomas Hauser.
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.
The nine-week intervention program begins. But the three experts dedicate two weeks just to assessing the five kids suspected of having ADHD. Making a correct diagnosis is critical - many of these kids have been misdiagnosed in the past.
Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Vaccines have changed the world, largely eradicating terrible diseases like smallpox, polio and diphtheria. But despite numerous studies indicating vaccine safety, a growing number of parents remain fearful.
Michael Boateng is a 21-year-old student at Liverpool University, studying Psychology and English Literature. Michael has a facial disfigurement as the result of an accident when he was eight months old. Laura Summers is a 25-year-old model, occasional TV personality and PR girl from Manchester. Laura regularly spends 2000 pounds a month on personal trainers and cosmetic treatments. This series investigates the extremes of dissatisfaction and discrimination by bringing together two people defined by the way they look, but who approach the beauty debate from very different sides.
Stefan discovers a preservative that keeps deadly bacteria out of bacon, one that can double up as an explosive, and he even discovers an additive that the entire human race can't live without. And in a true act of immersive reporting, Stefan even attempts to extract several additives from his own body.
In the second episode, the team take on the challenges of the 1850s and 60s, a time when overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions had reached their peak, leading to unprecedented outbreaks of disease. 'Cure all' medicines that had promised to cure virtually everything, were all the rage and the team make their own out of rhubarb, liquorice, soap and syrup.
Of the 4.2 million people between the ages of 16-26 living in Australia, nearly two-thirds of them still live at home with their parents. The Nest, follows three very different Australian families as they participate in a social experiment, to find out how prepared (or unprepared!) they are for living sustainable, independent futures. Over the course of this revealing six-part series, families will engage in challenges designed to encourage them to weigh up the pros and cons of living together, and to consider why they aren't living more independently.
How far would you go to rediscover your youth? Documentary maker Nicky Taylor is willing to take things to the extreme. In How Young Can I Get? Nicky embarks on an intensive anti-ageing regime to achieve a more youthful look exploring just how far we, and the anti-ageing industry, are prepared to go to find the elixir of youth.
The junior doctors discover the dark side of Liverpool and learn how to deal with the realities of patients addicted to alcohol and drugs. The young medicos see the extreme end of partying and it is not pretty.
Michael Mosley and the doctors undertake the most ambitious experiment yet of the series - testing whether the spice turmeric could help protect us against cancer, with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, several UK universities and some brand-new technology.
Gabriel Weston learns how one of these methods, based on a new understanding of the very beginnings of cancer, could soon provide us all with personalised cancer tests. Chris van Tulleken investigates whether glucosamine pills really help with joint pain, and Saleyha Ahsan looks at whether cheap painkillers are as good as expensive brands. Guest Zoe Williams, meanwhile, tries out home cholesterol test kits.
Xand finds out if electrical muscle stimulation can help us lose weight. He slips into the X Body, an electrode-packed suit that sends electric pulses to the muscles. Meanwhile, Hala helps Rebecca and Alisha from London ditch their bikini bulges for a family holiday abroad.
In Newcastle, Hugh meets Janet, who signed up to Newcastle Can but is finding it difficult to lose any weight. Hugh wants to see if she can make changes to Janet's lifestyle by getting outside of her comfort zone, so they head to the beach to go surfing. At the end of Hugh's year-long mission to put the city on a diet, he meets up with some of the people who have already achieved life-changing weight loss and discovers if his ambitious 100,000 pounds target has been reached.
The series concludes with An Imperfect Cure, following the staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital's renal department as they treat children for a condition which has no complete cure. Long-term treatment over decades requires an enormous level of cooperation and consent between the medical team, the patients and their parents. But what happens when parents and older children are unwilling to accept the doctors' advice?
The Fibros And The Silvertails is the story of the feud between two football teams that turned into a war about class and alleged corruption. The teams are Wests and Manly. The year is 1978. This is a film about football, class and place. It is a social history and a sports history.
In the final episode, no longer just a provider of drugs and remedies, at the end of the Victorian era the pharmacy is now selling a whole new range of exciting products, many of which wouldn't look out of place in today's chemist shops.
In the final stages of the happiness experiment, the volunteers go further outside their comfort zones and into the wider community. But with just over two weeks remaining, some are on the brink of failure. Ben's progress has stalled, and highly-anxious Cade faces a challenge that may overwhelm him.
IT consultant Tom Bull lives on a diet of baked beans, chips and milk. The fear of trying new food makes him anxious. Can nutritionist Charlotte and psychologist Felix get him on the road to eating a healthy balanced diet?
Dr Kevin Fong investigates a pioneering technique of extreme cooling that is being used to bring people back from the dead. In the operating theatre, a patient's heart is stopped and their brain shows no activity. They are indistinguishable from someone who is dead. Yet patients can then be warmed up and brought back to life. Dr Fong meets the doctors who have developed this procedure, finds out how it could revolutionise intensive care and trauma medicine, and meets some of the remarkable people who have been brought back from the dead.
What is the key to real, sustained happiness? Why are some people perpetually happy while others seem doomed to a life of misery? Is it love, money, good looks or good genes? Or is happiness really all in the mind? For the first time ever, in Making Australia Happy, the latest and most fascinating research from the science of happiness has been compiled, consolidated and taken for a test drive on the suburban streets of Sydney.
A six-part reality series examining the phenomenon of Generation Y adults who have never left home, and the Baby Boomer parents who let them stay. Three families with adult children are challenged to find out how ready they are to live separately.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
Sun, sand and surf. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we can forget about safety. Rip currents account for 80 percent of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. Learn to stay safe with Bondi Rescue.