MAKE MY BODY BETER
4 x 60 min for Channel 4
Make My Body Better is an audacious and informative health series that follows extraordinary personal stories of determination, transformation and triumph alongside revelatory, experimental group stunts.
Presented by Davina McCall, each programme features at its heart a single contributor whose life is completely over shadowed by a severe and disabling health issue. Enter some of Britain’s leading medical specialists to prescribe and oversee a series of life-changing treatments; from ground-breaking surgery, to radical lifestyle regimes. These transformations form the backbone of each programme, as we watch the contributors embark on remarkable physical and mental journeys.
But making the contributors better is only half the story. Bigger plans are revealed with seemingly impossible final challenges devised for the contributors, which will test them and the success of their treatment, to the utmost.
Culminating in a series of jaw dropping set-piece finales, the contributors have to pull off something they previously couldn't have even dreamt of. Will morbidly obese James lose enough weight to take to the saddle as a competitive jockey? Will Rebecca, a lifelong chronic allergic asthmatic, brave the ice to perform a beautiful skating routine? And will Kirstie, who has lived with a debilitating sleep disorder for most of her young life, face her fears and survive a night camping on a mountain ledge?
Channel 4 - 2016