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Body Hits

All Episodes 2004

  • Ended
  • G4
  • 2003-12-31T22:00:00-02:00
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
Psychology meets biology as Dr. John Marsden explores what goes on inside people's bodies as they fight their way through today's hectic modern lifestyle.

18 episodes

1x01 On The Lash

  • Series Premiere

    2004-04-20T22:30:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Binges, benders, lost weekends... all basic forms of modern-day hedonism. On the Lash examines the culture and science of legal and illegal excess, entering the minds and bodies of those who just don't seem to know how to say no. Using CGI graphics, this BBC science documentary explores what goes on in our bodies when we party; how much damage our excessive habits are doing; and whether the effects of bad living can be reversed by dieting and detox. Be prepared for some shocking revelations about our lifestyles; it may just make you look at your own in a completely new light.

1x02 Body Beautiful

  • 2004-01-28T00:30:00-02:00 — 30 mins

Binges, benders, lost weekends... all basic forms of modern-day hedonism. This BBC science programme examines the culture and science of legal and illegal excess, entering the minds and bodies of those who just don't seem to know how to say no. Using CGI graphics, Body Beautiful explores what goes on in our bodies when we party; how much damage our excessive habits are doing; and whether the effects of bad living can be reversed by dieting and detox. Be prepared for some shocking revelations about our lifestyles; it may just make you look at your own in a completely new light.

1x03 Detox Devils

  • 2004-02-04T00:30:00-02:00 — 30 mins

Using CGI graphics, Detox Devils explores what goes on in our bodies when we party; how much damage our excessive habits are doing; and whether the effects of bad living can be reversed by dieting and detox. Be prepared for some shocking revelations about our lifestyles; it may just make you look at your own in a completely new light.

1x05 Natural Highs

  • 2004-02-17T23:30:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Using CGI graphics, Natural Highs explores what goes on in our bodies when we party; how much damage our excessive habits are doing; and whether the effects of bad living can be reversed by dieting and detox. Be prepared for some shocking revelations about our lifestyles; it may just make you look at your own in a completely new light.

2x01 Sensory Overload

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

2x02 Summer Shocks

  • no air date — 30 mins

2x03 Love Story

  • no air date — 30 mins

Embark on a journey of your mind and body and discover how they stand up to the test of modern living. In the course of the action in Love Story, Dr John Marsden undergoes tests himself, and with the help of real life case studies, he brings the science of our bodies to life.

2x04 Baby Quest

  • no air date — 30 mins

2x06 Cold Snap

  • no air date — 30 mins

3x01 Snack Attack

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 30 mins

Aimee is a 20-something city slicker whose diet consists of cereal for supper, cheese, alcohol and cigarettes. She thinks her high metabolism is what’s keeping her thin - she's in for a surprise when we push her body to the limit. Mike wouldn’t know what to do with a vegetable if it smacked him in the face. His idea of a perfect meal is a burrito - with at least four different types of hot sauce, not to mention the sour cream topping. Is Mike’s diet so bad it's actually changing his body chemistry?

3x02 Face Value

  • no air date — 30 mins

Sam is in her late 20s, obsessed with her wrinkles and prepared to try anything to turn back time. Sam and John undertake an experiment to find out whether the promises of anti-ageing creams really come true. Stand-up comedian Dan feels that life's too short to spend time grooming yourself. He is seriously low maintenance. We challenge him to a total makeover and make him use a full range of male products for a few weeks. Will the products improve his skin? And what will his girlfriend make of his new look?

3x03 Love Bug

  • no air date — 30 mins

Do you know what you're sharing your bed with? With over 25 different sexually transmitted infections and infestations out there, 1 in 10 of us will pick up an STI at some point in our lives. Julie's one night stand led to months of pain and embarrassment; Jason agonises about telling his girlfriend he's picked up an infection; and Matthew, a senior STI nurse, reveals that he and his colleagues don't always practice what they preach.

3x04 Nasty Niffs

  • no air date — 30 mins

It’s the natural bacteria living in and on our bodies that are mostly to blame for our malodours. So, can we do anything about it, or should we just sit back and blame the bacteria? We all fart, but some of us fart more than we should. We meet Tim, an architect, whose excessive farting drives his workmates mad. In an effort to reduce his farting to more sociable levels, Tim seeks advice from a nutritionist. We follow Tim through the highs and lows of his ten-day anti-fart diet. Will he stick to the diet and more importantly, will it work?

3x05 Sports Junkies

  • no air date — 30 mins

A bunch of unfit hockey players finds out if supplements produce better results than exercise; professional athlete Mark Richardson reveals the agony behind a positive drugs test and his relief at clearing his name; and John tries to improve his running time with a common supplement banned from the World Anti- Doping Agency's list until recently: caffeine. This programme features the very latest 3D graphics, with an animated character who reveals what's going on inside our bodies when we push them to the limit.

3x06 Tumour Trouble

  • no air date — 30 mins

Most people prefer to bury their heads in the sand rather than think about the risk of cancer. But habits and lifestyles picked up when young have a big impact in later life. Vicky's fear of breast cancer is so acute, she's had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances; confirmed smoker Darius finds out just what the poisonous chemicals are doing to every organ and tissue in his body; and John makes good use of a pile of wooden building blocks to explain just what happens when a cell becomes cancerous.

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