Explore the fascinating factory processes and surprising history behind your favourite festive treats. Gregg Wallace visits a factory that’s gearing up to make two million Christmas cakes, and helps to prepare some of the handmade decorations made from 150,000 tonnes of icing sugar – 20 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
If you thought Santa’s elves had it tough, these mind-bending production lines churn out Yuletide treats at an even more impressive rate. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey gets a warm winter glow trying to blow a glass Christmas bauble, and Ruth Goodman investigates the secret history of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
We all think obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little. But the latest research is turning those assumptions on their head. This eye-opening film looks at groundbreaking new treatments: from faecal transplants to the hunger-hormone injection that might eliminate obesity forever.
And a time-travelling experiment reveals how we’re fatter than we were in the ‘70s – despite eating fewer calories and doing the same amount of exercise. Learn the real reasons we get fat, how it affects our bodies, and how you can stop it happening to you less.
Could crash diets be the future of weight loss? This bold documentary tackles the obesity crisis head on, testing out a radical crash diet based on new research that could transform the way we lose weight forever. Top scientists meet four obese people who have weight-related health problems like diabetes and fatty liver disease.
Together they trial an extreme and potentially life-changing weight loss programme – one that relies on willpower as well as groundbreaking science. The scientists also reveal the new technology that helps them develop and track weight loss plans, and share clever tips for beating cravings.
Rejoin the icy adventures of Life Below Zero’s resilient characters as the Emmy Award-winning show returns to Alaska to chart their day-to-day lives in one of the toughest areas of the world. It’s a time for looking ahead to the future and, for most of our characters, that usually means essential preparation and food gathering so they can survive the punishing winter ahead.
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.