In little more than a lifetime, medical care has changed beyond all recognition. This is the story of how it happened: told first hand by the patients, doctors, surgeons and nurses who were there.
With rarely-seen footage from specialist film collections, each programme shows the revolution that’s taken place in our hospitals, clinics, and GP surgeries. A Picture of Health is an entertaining mix of archive, first-hand memories and expert insight into the way those changes affected all of us.
A Picture of Health on TV
A Picture of Health is presented by Larry Lamb and will be shown on BBC One at 09:15 every day between 27 February and 2 March. Use the links below to read more about the issues and stories covered in each programme.
OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 1 SDM-LK-241 / World Bank Photo Collection / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
In the first episode of A Picture of Health, we look at polio, having babies, and why you should 'clunk click' every... Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 1
The second episode in how healthcare has changed over the years, with a look at smoking, hip replacements, hospital... Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 2
Episode three discusses more aspects of healthcare through the years, including IVF treatment, TB, child safety and a... Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 3
OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 4 By GabrielaP93 via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
In today's look back at modern healthcare, Larry and the team look at heart transplants, glasses, AIDS and air... Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 4
In the final episode, we see advances in amputation, emergency healthcare, and the way health information is... Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health - Episode 5
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