In little more than a lifetime medical care has changed beyond all recognition—A Picture of Health is the story of how it happened, told first hand by the patients, doctors, surgeons and nurses who were there.
In the first episode, presenter Larry Lamb and guests look at how the role of a father-to-be has been transformed, and tell the story of the iconic seatbelt advert: 'Clunk Click'. Guests include Angela Rippon and Paul Ross.
A Picture of Health on TV
The first episode of A Picture of Health is broadcast on Monday 27 February at 9:15am on BBC One. For more information, visit the BBC website.
Learn more about the topics in today's episode
The Open University's Carol Komaromy discusses her reasons for becoming a midwife, and what made her choose to enter... Read more: Choosing to become a midwife
Former midwife Pam Foley asks questions about the effects a changing society has on the quality and provision of... Read more: Question time for healthcare services?
Could you be more prone to car accidents if you listen to football commentary on the radio while you are driving? Read more: Keep your mind on your driving; keep your hands on the wheel
The British Polio Fellowship is a charity dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering those in the UK living with... Read more: The British Polio Fellowship
More from the series
The story of how medical care has changed beyond all recognition in little more than a lifetime Read more: OU on the BBC: A Picture of Health
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 Credit: By GabrielaP93 via Flickr 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