19-year-old Stuart Wikinson has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – he’s trapped inside his body, barely able to move and facing death, but is determined to make it to university. This intimate film charts Stuart’s remarkable journey as he leaves behind the security of his old life to realise his dreams.
Today plastic surgery is not just for grown ups – increasingly young people are getting in on the act. In this insightful programme, four kids from the UK and the USA have surgery purely for cosmetic reasons – from their preparations for the big day to the operations themselves. Watch as they take off their […]
During the Soviet era, the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan were used as human guinea pigs in the testing of nuclear weapons. Today they live with the consequences Whilst sheep graze in radioactive bomb craters, many in the population of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan believe that the testing of nuclear weapons is the reason why one […]
Honeymoon in Kabul is an inspirational documentary which follows newly weds, midwife Maggie Haertsch and clown doctor Jean Paul Bell, on their whirlwind mission to take medical aid and humour to the children of Kabul. Maggie and Jean Paul arrive in Kabul amidst riots and discover that their precious cargo of advanced medical equipment is […]
Do you want to stop ageing? Do you want to live forever? Can science help you cheat death? In this pioneering documentary, Professor Rose Anne Kenny takes us through the science and the consequences of living longer lives. Imagine for a moment that old age became a thing of the past. Today, for better or […]
Manar Maged was born with two heads. The second head protruding from her own was that of her conjoined twin whose body developed no further than a compacted thorax. Although it had no lungs and couldn’t breathe, the second head displayed signs of independent consciousness. It blinked, tried to suckle and even smiled and cried. […]
Scientists are crossing into the shadowy hinterland between life and death, by harnessing the power of the extreme cold to stop hearts in order to cure people Pioneering surgeons have developed a way of putting patients into a state of “suspended animation.” By draining some of the blood from their body and cooling it until […]