Body Hits
28:02

Body Hits: Baby Quest

Season 2 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge August 28, 2011

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Dr John Marsden investigates the ins and outs of trying for a baby, following three couples in their quest to have a baby and travels across the UK to explore some myths ...

Dr John Marsden investigates the ins and outs of trying for a baby, following three couples in their quest to have a baby and travels across the UK to explore some myths surrounding pregnancy.

Body Hits
27:59

Body Hits: Detox Devils

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge April 16, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Detox is the latest fashionable cure-all for the toll that a hectic life, bad diet, excessive drinking, late nights and pollution take on the body. It's all too easy to ...

Detox is the latest fashionable cure-all for the toll that a hectic life, bad diet, excessive drinking, late nights and pollution take on the body. It's all too easy to overindulge, but now a multitude of detox treatments claim to offer a way of reversing the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle - if one is willing to shell out the money.

Body Hits
28:01

Body Hits: Body Beautiful

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge April 9, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This episode looks at the issue of body image and how it affects most of us in some way or another. In today's society even healthy living is taken to excess. Fuelled by the ...

This episode looks at the issue of body image and how it affects most of us in some way or another. In today's society even healthy living is taken to excess. Fuelled by the admiration heaped on minuscule pop stars and supermodels and superfit athletes and actors, in the Western world slim equals beautiful. Body image has become such an obsession that people follow dangerous diets, age their joints and muscles through obsessive exercise and spend much of their lives worrying about not being the right shape or size.

Body Hits
27:57

Body Hits: Tumour Trouble

Season 3 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge July 12, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Most people prefer to bury their heads in the sand rather than think about the risk of cancer. But habits and lifestyles picked up when young have a big impact in later life. ...

Most people prefer to bury their heads in the sand rather than think about the risk of cancer. But habits and lifestyles picked up when young have a big impact in later life. Vicky's fear of breast cancer is so acute, she's had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances; confirmed smoker Darius finds out just what the poisonous chemicals are doing to every organ and tissue in his body; and John makes good use of a pile of wooden building blocks to explain just what happens when a cell becomes cancerous.

Body Hits
28:03

Body Hits: Cold Snap

Season 2 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge June 20, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Its cold, it's wet, the nights draw in earlier and invariably you spend a week in bed (on your own) with a runny nose, sneezing and coughing until your chest hurts. But its ...

Its cold, it's wet, the nights draw in earlier and invariably you spend a week in bed (on your own) with a runny nose, sneezing and coughing until your chest hurts. But its not all doom and gloom in winter.

Body Hits
28:05

Body Hits: Face Value

Season 3 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge September 11, 2011

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
John Marsden finds out how the way we look affects the way we think about ourselves and others.

John Marsden finds out how the way we look affects the way we think about ourselves and others.

Body Hits
27:58

Body Hits: Smart Drugs

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge April 30, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this episode, Dr Marsden investigates the latest drug trends in the USA.There he meets a group of self-proclaimed psychonauts, people who take drugs believing that they ...

In this episode, Dr Marsden investigates the latest drug trends in the USA.There he meets a group of self-proclaimed psychonauts, people who take drugs believing that they will do more than make them just high, and finds out about the latest fad - SMART drugs - which has combined the trends of pill-popping and attaining optimum health.There is also a rare interview with Alexander Schulgin who invented MDMA, the active drug in ecstasy.

Body Hits
28:00

Body Hits: Love Bug

Season 3 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge July 4, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Do you know what you're sharing your bed with? With over 25 different sexually transmitted infections and infestations out there, 1 in 10 of us will pick up an STI at some ...

Do you know what you're sharing your bed with? With over 25 different sexually transmitted infections and infestations out there, 1 in 10 of us will pick up an STI at some point in our lives.

Body Hits
28:01

Body Hits: Sports Junkies

Season 3 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge July 11, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
How far would you go to win at your favourite sport? Would you take anything that's not on the banned list? Or would you refuse even a simple supplement? In this sweaty ...

How far would you go to win at your favourite sport? Would you take anything that's not on the banned list? Or would you refuse even a simple supplement? In this sweaty episode, John Marsden asks what counts as cheating today. For instance - he tests claims that caffeine improves stamina by about 5% (which is plenty enough to make the difference between fourth and gold) and asks if it's true, how come caffeine was left off the banned list for the Athens Olympics?

Body Hits
27:58

Body Hits: Natural Highs

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge April 30, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This episode investigates the nature of pleasure and the biological pathways that drive people to experience it in many varied and wondrous ways.

This episode investigates the nature of pleasure and the biological pathways that drive people to experience it in many varied and wondrous ways.

Body Hits
27:59

Body Hits: Sensory Overload

Season 2 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge June 6, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Our senses are an amazing part of normal bodily function - absolutely necessary for our survival yet completely taken for granted, by most of us anyway. It is generally ...

Our senses are an amazing part of normal bodily function - absolutely necessary for our survival yet completely taken for granted, by most of us anyway. It is generally assumed we have five of them, but this is now actually been shown to be wrong. Some scientists say we have nine, some say twenty-one. In fact no one really agrees how many we have.

Body Hits
28:01

Body Hits: On The Lash

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge April 2, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Britain's favourite drug is alcohol. Using 3D-computer graphics to illustrate, Body Hits reveals some fascinating insights into booze and the physical and psychological ...

Britain's favourite drug is alcohol. Using 3D-computer graphics to illustrate, Body Hits reveals some fascinating insights into booze and the physical and psychological effects that it has on the human body. The programme looks at the behaviour of three women and three men as they venture out on a group blind date. They start sober but, as they drink more, the alcohol has some interesting effects on their sex hormones - some of which might well be a surprise to viewers.

Body Hits
27:54

Body Hits: Nasty Niffs

Season 3 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge July 5, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From bad breath to smelly farts to ripe body odour, this week Body Hits explores the science behind our nasty niffs and what causes them. It's the natural bacteria living in ...

From bad breath to smelly farts to ripe body odour, this week Body Hits explores the science behind our nasty niffs and what causes them. It's the natural bacteria living in and on our bodies that are mostly to blame for our malodours. So, can we do anything about it, or should we just sit back and blame the bacteria?

Body Hits
28:01

Body Hits: Weekend Junkies

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge April 23, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Binges, benders, lost weekends... all basic forms of modern day hedonism. This program examines the culture and science of legal and illegal excess, entering the minds and ...

Binges, benders, lost weekends... all basic forms of modern day hedonism. This program examines the culture and science of legal and illegal excess, entering the minds and bodies of those who just don't seem to know how to say no.

Body Hits
27:53

Body Hits: Summer Shocks

Season 2 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge June 7, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Holiday time... Safe? Fun? Relaxing? Think again! Most people love going abroad, getting away from it all and catching a few rays. But though our minds might get a rest, our ...

Holiday time... Safe? Fun? Relaxing? Think again! Most people love going abroad, getting away from it all and catching a few rays. But though our minds might get a rest, our bodies are put under more strain than ever. Body Hits unravels the psychological and biological tensions involved in spending two weeks in the sun.

Do I Sound Gay?
1:14:16

Do I Sound Gay?

SBS March 9, 2016

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his ...

Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe sets out on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, like many gay men, Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'? As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to complete strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve and intelligence.

Body Hits
27:53

Body Hits: Against The Clock

Season 2 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge June 20, 2010

Science

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Stress is an inescapable part of modern life, but its impact on people can be devastating, both mentally and physically. The most common symptom is insomnia. Body Hits ...

Stress is an inescapable part of modern life, but its impact on people can be devastating, both mentally and physically. The most common symptom is insomnia. Body Hits investigates the science behind sleep deprivation and stress, and offers some top tips for getting a good night's rest.

The Eighties
42:44

The Eighties: The Fight Against AIDS

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS March 15, 2017

History

Health and PE

Biology

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the 1980s, a mysterious and lethal illness developed into a pandemic with enormous political and cultural consequences. What started as a medical detective story grew into ...

In the 1980s, a mysterious and lethal illness developed into a pandemic with enormous political and cultural consequences. What started as a medical detective story grew into a societal nightmare as first dozens, then hundreds, and eventually thousands of people all over the world contracted the lethal virus that came to be known as AIDS. It's a story of ignorance and heartbreak, but also one of compassion, courage and dedication.