The BBC has confirmed two special programmes for TV and Radio on Friday 14 June 2024, remembering Michael Mosley.

Michael Mosley – The Doctor Who Changed Britain on BBC One looks back at an extraordinary broadcasting career which spanned almost 40 years. Fronting series such as Trust Me I’m a Doctor and the hit podcast Just One Thing, Michael used his warm, often funny approach to deliver important, life-changing health messages.

He started behind the scenes, as an award-winning Science Journalist and Producer, before becoming a much-loved Presenter. His programmes have made a lasting impact on the nation’s health habits from intermittent fasting to the benefits of a cold shower.

Michael also shared his own struggles with audiences world-wide; as a chronic insomniac he made programmes about sleep and, ever curious, he would also go to extremes in the pursuit of science, even infecting himself with a tapeworm. Celebrating Michael’s career, this programme marks the enormous impact he made, touching the lives of so many.

There’s Only One Michael Mosley on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, features the last interview Michael conducted that took place in the BBC tent as part of the Hay Festival on Saturday May 25 2024. In the interview ‘How To Live A Good Life’ with Professor Paul Bloom for BBC Radio 4, Michael sets out to explore the latest studies on how to make the best of the life we have and comes up with Just One Thing we can all put into practise.

The interview sees Michael at his best, full of warmth, insight and thoroughly enjoying his time with the audience.

The recording will be introduced by Chris van Tulleken. Professor Bloom is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Following the news about the sad passing of Michael Mosley, BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore paid tribute to him, saying “We are deeply saddened about the news of Dr Michael Mosley and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

“Michael worked closely with BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Studios Science Unit for many years on groundbreaking science and health programmes from Medical Mavericks, Eat Fast Live Longer, Inside Michael Mosley and The Young Ones, to Trust me I’m a Doctor. He also made regular appearances on Morning Live and The One Show, and of course presented his own hugely popular and successful BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds podcast Just One Thing.

“He was a brilliant science broadcaster and programme maker, able to make the most complex subjects simple, but he was also passionate about engaging and entertaining audiences, inspiring us all to live a healthier, fuller life. His entertaining and accessible style was enjoyed by audiences around the world and he will be hugely missed by many people not least those fortunate enough to have worked with him at the BBC.”

Jon Creamer

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