Health Shows

Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
28 Episodes
BBC
Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside tells the inspirational stories of people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives.
12 Episodes
ABC
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
9 Episodes
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
7 Episodes
BBC Future
Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect? is a documentary series that follows 19-year-old Australian Maddy, as she sets out on a journey to see if ‘Hollywood’ perfection is attainable. In this social experiment, she subjects herself to vigorous beauty treatments, diets and exercise regimes endorsed by the media over a gruelling ten weeks.
6 Episodes
Passion
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
5 Episodes
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Going behind the headlines to give the definitive answers to health questions. The team look for the latest research and run major experiments involving hundreds of volunteers. What’s the best way to beat stress? Is coconut oil really the wonder-food it’s claimed to be? Is it better to eat carbs in the morning or evening? Should we all get up an hour later?
4 Episodes
BBC
War Surgeons

War Surgeons

War surgeons have long faced the challenge of saving lives in the most difficult circumstances. This series follows the evolution of their work from ancient times to the present day battlefield.
3 Episodes
Reel
Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food shows viewers the fascinating future of food: from field, through to the aisles of the supermarket, to our dining tables. Led by Dara O Briain, this series will reveal the cutting-edge technologies and produce appearing in farms, supermarkets, kitchens and restaurants around the world, transforming how we grow, buy and eat our food. The world's population may be growing, but we're coming up with ingenious solutions to ensure the future of our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
3 Episodes
BBC
Wonders Of Life

Wonders Of Life

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end? 3.7 billion years ago in an obscure part of an unexceptional corner of the universe something incredible happened. Through an incalculably unlikely set of circumstances, the fundamental laws that had previously built stars, supernovae and planets contrived to create a life. This beautiful and definitive series explains how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe.
3 Episodes
BBC
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
BBC
Secret Lives of Women

Secret Lives of Women

Examine the little-known, fringe subcultures of some women in America. It includes wide-ranging themes, from shopaholics, to plastic surgery, eating disorders and sex.
2 Episodes
Via Vision
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Episodes
BBC Future
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

When, in July 1969, Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But the real space pioneers of the 20th century were the Soviets. Between 1961 and 1966, they realised a number of spectacular historical achievements including the first man and woman in space, the first spacewalk and the first unmanned lunar landing. Up to that point, the Russians seemed unstoppable.
2 Episodes
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

The team return, getting behind the hype and headlines to tackle the health issues that matter. Does burning calories through exercise leave you hungrier than not eating those calories in the first place? Michael Mosley investigates. Gabriel Weston looks at how 3D printing is transforming surgery, and meets a patient who's had a replacement sternum made with this amazing technology. Chris van Tulleken asks whether we should get our omega-3 from fresh fish or supplements. Saleyha Ahsan studies probiotics and their effects on your gut. And Zoe Williams explores activities designed to boost your metabolic rate - can they help you lose weight?
2 Episodes
BBC
Panorama

Panorama

The BBC's Panorama is the world's longest running investigative TV show, featuring interviews and reports on a wide variety of subjects.
1 Episode
BBC
Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Tantalising clues are making historians rethink the sophistication of ancient cultures. Explore ancient cars, superships, Egyptian warfare, ancient robots and more.
1 Episode
Reel
Superhuman

Superhuman

Go inside the human body to discover its true potential and examine whether some people are pushing it too far.
1 Episode
Reel
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
1 Episode
BBC Future
African ER

African ER

Every year, a group of volunteers face the most emotionally challenging two weeks of their lives aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone. The US-owned Anastasis travels the world bringing free medical help to those in need. British medics, engineers and deckhands are among those who give up their holiday to run its operating theatres. This documentary shadows them as they face the most demanding fortnight of their careers, and meets the African men, women and children who have walked for days in search of help.
1 Episode
BBC

Health Episodes

Fasting - the expert's opinion

Fasting - the expert's opinion

In Good Shape discusses the benefits of abstinence from food with Bettina Becher, a yoga teacher and instructor for therapeutic fasting at the Weg der Mitte health foundation in Berlin.
8mins
Deutsche Welle
Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans.
7mins
PBS
Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent.
3mins
PBS
Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Political columnist Michael Gerson on coping with ‘insidious’ depression

Michael Gerson is a political columnist for the Washington Post and a regular contributor to the NewsHour.
PBS
Upgrade Me

Upgrade Me

Simon Armitage explores the obsession with upgrading to the latest technological gadgetry.
57mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

With a look at boosting metabolism, the effects of air pollution, and eating disorders.
51mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Michael Mosley investigates the best way to keep calories in check.
49mins
BBC
Urinary incontinence - the best therapy

Urinary incontinence - the best therapy

Dr. Tobias Pottek talks about the therapeutic options for bladder control disorders. He's a urologist at the Vivantes Clinic in Berlin.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Michael tests which foods are best for giving us iodine.
52mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Michael Mosley finds out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you.
48mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Why fizzy drinks make you eat more, and does caffeine boost your physical performance?
51mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Michael Mosley tests the best way to beat stress - mindfulness, yoga or gardening.
52mins
BBC