The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body is a six-part, popular science series that takes viewers all around the world to meet extraordinary people who can do incredible things that most of us simply cannot. In every themed episode, we meet these ‘superhumans’, examine what they are able to do and reveal the fascinating underlying, scientific truth as to why they are able to do these incredible things, whether it is as a result of their inherent underlying biology, through training and dedication or a combination of them all.
The popular long-running medical show is back to go behind the headlines once again and provide the answers to health questions. In series eight, Michael Mosley finds out whether learning a new language can help stave off dementia, while Zoe Williams looks at how those suffering with heart disease can improve their health. Elsewhere, Dr Giles Yeo asks whether 'man flu' could be real and Gabriel Weston finds out about an exciting breakthrough in gene therapy.
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery. From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.