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Your guide to health programmes on TV

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:03am
Health on TV Health programmes on this week:

FREAKY EATERS
Monday 22nd September at 8:00pm on BBC3
'Addicted to bread' - Series in which nutritionist Natalie Savona and psychological coach Stephen Briers help people with strange eating habits and food phobias. A young woman who loves partying is beginning to suffer due to an addiction to bread. An operation to fix her cleft palate in childhood should have put an end to her eating problems, but they were just the beginning.

DOM'S ON THE CASE: HOSPITAL CHARGES
Tuesday 23rd September at 9:15am on BBC1
First in a five part series in which presenter Dom Littlewood looks at the NHS. In this episode we see how hospitals are making money from car park charges and well-known food chains charging more for food in hospitals than on the high street. Dom also meets people who suffer due to NHS shortcomings and a woman with cancer having to pay for her NHS treatment.

THE SEX EDUCATION SHOW
Tuesday 23rd September at 8:00pm on Channel 4
Third in a six part series in which Anna Richardson tackles the nation's sexual ignorance and reticence. Anna goes to a Chester maternity unit to witness the realities of the delivery room and meets Tana Ramsay who describes her experience of childbirth, while the studio audience discuss myths and pressures surrounding it. A group of teenagers get a contraception demonstration, a football team take a fertility test, and Anna discovers whether aphrodisiac foods really work.

FREAKY EATERS
Tuesday 23rd September at 10:35pm on BBC1
'Addicted to cheese' - Series in which nutritionist Natalie Savona and psychological coach Stephen Briers help people with strange eating habits and food phobias. A panel beater who can't eat hot meals because they make him retch so he survives on a diet of cheddar cheese. Can Natalie and Benjamin help Dave to overcome his fear of hot food in just four weeks?

DOM'S ON THE CASE: THE DRUGS LOTTERY
Wednesday 24th September at 9:15am on BBC1
Second in a five part series in which presenter Dom Littlewood looks at the NHS. In this episode we see the drugs postcode lottery and learn a few hints and tips on how to cut down your prescription charges. We also see a man who has been forced to sell his house because the NHS won't pay for the drugs he needs to keep him alive.

DOM'S ON THE CASE: EYE CARE
Thursday 25th September at 9:15am on BBC1
Third in a five part series in which presenter Dom Littlewood looks at the NHS. In this episode we find out that over the next 25 years the number of people going blind in the UK could double.

DOM'S ON THE CASE: PRIVATE HEALTH
Friday 26th September at 9:15am on BBC1
Fourth in a five part series in which presenter Dom Littlewood looks at the NHS. In this episode we discover that one in ten Britons have private health care cover and see a man with private health insurance whose insurers are refusing to continue paying for his life-extending drug.


(If you know of any interesting alternative medicine, complementary therapy or health-related programmes on TV then email them to us and we'll include them in our weekly TV updates.)
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