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Health, Wellbeing and Sports

Putting a finger on the pulse of our shared health, mental welfare and physical fitness. 

Health

A Time to Live

What would you do if you were told you had a terminal illness and may only have months to live? 

Addicted Parents

...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.

Horizon: Child of Our Time: Turning 20

Children from the ground-breaking 20 year BBC series Child of Our Time look back at growing up in the UK in the 21st Century.

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

Thirty years ago, David had a psychotic breakdown. Now he traces his steps and meets people living with psychosis. 

Dementia and Us

The story of dementia, told by people living with dementia. 

Hospital

Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix

Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.

NHS: A People's History

Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Discover the extent of music’s ability to combat dementia, as Vicky forms a choir of people all living with dementia.

Surrogates

Five young British women attempt to carry babies for other people.

The Big Hospital Experiment

Royal Derby Hospital enlists 14 young volunteers to provide care in a new experiment.  

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

The People vs the NHS: Who Gets the Drugs?

This is the story of a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities battle for PrEP on the NHS. 

Secret Science of Sewage

Explore the valuable resources in sewage through world-leading science.

The Secrets of Your Food

The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate.

The Truth About...

...boosting your immune system, getting fit at home and improving your mental health.

All in the Mind

Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind

Britain's Fat Fight

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

Chasing perfection

Chasing Perfection with Michael Johnson unveils the progressive world of sports science technologies and what shapes champions’ progress.

Old School with the Hairy Bikers

Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?

The Big C & Me

Millions of people are living with cancer. This series follows the lives of people dealing with everything from the moment of diagnosis to whatever lies beyond.

The Truth About Obesity

Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made, combining emotional human stories with ground-breaking computer generated imagery. 

How To Die: Simon's Choice

The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.


Wellbeing

Addicted Parents

...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

Thirty years ago, David had a psychotic breakdown. Now he traces his steps and meets people living with psychosis. 

Dementia and Us

The story of dementia, told by people living with dementia. 

Four tips from elite sport you can use in everyday life

From talking to yourself to rehearsing in your mind, these tips from the world of sport psychology can help in your daily life.

Hospital

Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

Nowhere to Run: Abused by Our Coach

After Charlie Webster and her friends were abused by their coach, they never spoke again. Years on, an email sets her on a journey back to her past to find them

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Discover the extent of music’s ability to combat dementia, as Vicky forms a choir of people all living with dementia.

Surrogates

Five young British women attempt to carry babies for other people.

The Big Hospital Experiment

Royal Derby Hospital enlists 14 young volunteers to provide care in a new experiment.  

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

The Secrets of Your Food

The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate.

The Truth About...

...boosting your immune system, getting fit at home and improving your mental health.

Chasing perfection

Chasing Perfection with Michael Johnson unveils the progressive world of sports science technologies and what shapes champions’ progress.

Old School with the Hairy Bikers

Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?

The Big C & Me

Millions of people are living with cancer. This series follows the lives of people dealing with everything from the moment of diagnosis to whatever lies beyond.

How To Die: Simon's Choice

The dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.


Sports

Four tips from elite sport you can use in everyday life

From talking to yourself to rehearsing in your mind, these tips from the world of sport psychology can help in your daily life.

How to be a good sporting parent

As a parent, you want your child to do well. But how do you strike the right balance between encouraging and supporting your child, and pushing them hard?

ICONS

Who is the greatest icon of them all? BBC viewers vote for their ultimate icon of the 20th Century.

The Truth About...

...boosting your immune system, getting fit at home and improving your mental health.

Chasing perfection

Chasing Perfection with Michael Johnson unveils the progressive world of sports science technologies and what shapes champions’ progress.

Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League

With drama, gripping sporting narratives and moments of conflict, this is the story of English football’s revolution.


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Money, Business & Law

The world of corporations, the economy, and the law that keeps the world turning.

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Health, Wellbeing and Sports

Putting a finger on the pulse of our shared health, mental welfare and physical fitness. 

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Education, Development and Languages

Discover more about how we learn, grow and communicate together.

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Nature & Environment

Pole to pole and everything in-between. Our natural world and how it's changing. 

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Space, robotics, amazing inventions and the formulas that control them.

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History & the Arts

Explore the people, culture, events and civilisations that have helped to shape the world around us. 

Forensics: The Real CSI, BBC - a CSIO assesses a car

Society, Psychology and Criminology

The inner-workings of our minds and behaviours in society.

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