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Sunday 21 April 2024

Just One Thing: Michael Mosley's Health and Wellbeing Series Comes to BBC Two and iPlayer

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The popular Radio 4 podcast series, "Just One Thing," is set to make its television debut on BBC Two and iPlayer. Commissioned for a Daytime slot, this marks the first time a Radio 4 podcast has been adapted for television in such a format.

The series, hosted by the renowned science journalist Michael Mosley, has garnered immense digital success. Produced by the BBC Studios Science Unit, the TV adaptation aims to bring more fun facts and health benefits to audiences, making it enjoyable for the whole family.

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In each of the 10 episodes, Mosley will focus on one simple tip that can lead to significant health transformations, backed by scientifically proven benefits. From dancing around in the kitchen to enhance memory, to spending time in green spaces, consuming beetroot, or performing acts of kindness to uplift mood and mental health, the series promises to offer a plethora of surprisingly simple ways to enhance lifestyles.

What makes this series particularly engaging is Mosley's journey across the UK to find these tips. From the picturesque Lake District to the vibrant streets of Glasgow, each episode is set in a different location, with a surprising connection to the health tip discussed. Mosley will interact with local communities, encouraging them to adopt simple changes for better health while getting more connected with their surroundings.

Expressing his excitement about the television adaptation, Michael Mosley said, "I am delighted that my popular podcast series is being made into a television series; the idea behind the series is that we show people that making a few simple changes can lead to big improvements in their mental and physical well-being. For the series, I'll be traveling across the UK to unearth lots of simple tips to help people change their lives for the better."

Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime Commissioning, shared his enthusiasm, saying, "This is a first for BBC Daytime, as we bring to our schedule the TV version of this much-loved brand. We're thrilled to be collaborating with such a juggernaut of a podcast, and look forward to welcoming existing fans at the same time as introducing this brilliant format to a whole new audience."

Zoe Heron, Executive Producer for BBC Studios Science Unit, commented on the success of the podcast, "Just One Thing with Michael Mosley podcast is the number two most listened to podcast on BBC Sounds and number five most listened to in under 35's, and has over 25 million listeners worldwide – so bringing this fantastic show to television is a really exciting opportunity and it has found the perfect home on BBC Two and iPlayer."

Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime, added, "Michael makes learning fun and easy, you don't even realize you're being educated, and that's what makes his podcast such a success. It's the stories behind his tips that really capture audiences. I can't wait to watch it."

"Just One Thing" promises to be an insightful and entertaining series, offering viewers simple yet effective ways to improve their health and wellbeing. With Michael Mosley at the helm, audiences are sure to be both informed and entertained.

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