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Underwater Universe of the Orda Cave
Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World
Banking on Bitcoin
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
The Enemy of My Enemy
Objectified
Where to Invade Next
The Power of Flowers
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 2
Wonders of Life: Home
Hawking
Birth of the Earth
The Gatekeepers
HyperNormalisation
War of the Century: High Hopes
Allergy Planet
Mysteries of the Moon
Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were
Race Against Time. Coasts
Rivals
Dawn Of Humanity
New Dawn
History of the Eagles 1
The Story of Maths The Language of the Universe
The Queen of Sheba
Blood Filled Streets
Dream and Machine
IMAX Hubble
Bomb It
The Silk Spinners
Frozen Planet: To the Ends of the Earth
Holy War
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
Quantum Computing
Romans
George Harrison Living in the Material World 2 of 2

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How to Stay Young The Body
How to Stay Young The Body 2016

Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken travel the world in search of the latest science that could help us all stay young and healthy for longer. They investigate the best ways to help both our bodies and brains age better. Up first is the body, and Angela travels to Germany to join a groundbreaking study which reveals the exercise that holds off ageing the most. Chris visits America to find out about the unexpected diet that can add years to our lives. And in Ecuador we meet a seventeen-year-old who looks like a child to discover how scientists hope he may hold the key to preventing the diseases of ageing.

Category:Medicine  Duration:58:00   Series: How to Stay Young

Why are Thin People not Fat
Why are Thin People not Fat 2009

The world is affected by an obesity epidemic, but why is it that not everyone is succumbing? Medical science has been obsessed with this subject and is coming up with some unexpected answers. As it turns out, it is not all about exercise and diet. At the centre of this programme is a controversial overeating experiment that aims to identify exactly what it is about some people that makes it hard for them to bulk up.

Category:Medicine  Duration:58:19   

The Golden Age
The Golden Age 2016

This episode tells the tale of what's broadly considered China's most creative dynasty - the Song (960-1279). Michael Wood heads to the city of Kaifeng, the greatest city in the world before the 19th century. Here in Twin Dragon Alley, locals tell him the legend of the baby boys who became emperors. He explores the ideas and inventions that made the Song one of greatest eras in world culture, helped by China's most famous work of art, the Kaifeng scroll, which shows the life of the city in around 1120. A chef makes Michael a recipe from a Song cookbook, while a guide to 'how to live happy, healthy lives for old people', published in 1085 and still in print, is discussed with local women doing their morning exercises. The Song was also a great era for scientific advance in China. Michael steers a huge working replica of an astronomical clock, made by China's Leonardo da Vinci. Then at a crunch Chinese Premier League match, Michael tells us the Chinese invented football! The golden age of the northern Song ended in 1127, when invaders sacked Kaifeng, but they survived in the south. At their new capital, Hangzhou, Wood joins locals dancing by the West Lake, while in the countryside he meets Mr Xie with his records of 40 generations of ancestors. The final defeat of the Song took place in a naval battle in the estuary of the Pearl River in 1279. When all was lost, rather than surrender to the Mongols, a loyal minister jumped into the sea with the young boy emperor in his arms. 'So ended the glory of the Song', Wood concludes, 'but a new age would arise... as in China, it always has!'.

Category:History  Duration:   Series: The Story of China

How to Stay Young The Brain
How to Stay Young The Brain 2016

This episode explores what can give brains a boost. In America, Angela tries out a new treatment that's proven to help memory and concentration. In Japan, a remarkable 100-year-old reveals the colourful foods that keep minds more active. Plus Chris discovers the best exercise we can do for our brains. At the cutting-edge of science, discover how injections of young people's blood may help beat dementia.

Category:Medicine  Duration:58:00   Series: How to Stay Young

 
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