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Radio 4 podcast Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley commissioned for BBC Two and iPlayer in a Daytime first


The popular Radio 4 podcast series will be turned into 10 x 30 episodes for 6.30pm and will see Michael travel across the UK to find the simplest and most surprising ways audiences can improve their health and wellbeing.

Off the back of huge digital success, which is being produced by BBC Studios Science Unit, the series will be brought to life on screens for audiences to enjoy even more fun facts and health benefits for all of the family.

Each episode in the series will focus on one simple tip that could inform health transformations with a wealth of scientifically proven benefits to get audiences making changes to their everyday lives. From dancing around in the kitchen to enhance your memory, to getting out in green spaces, eating beetroot, and even performing acts of kindness to supercharge your mood and mental health, this series will be packed with surprisingly simple ways to enhance lifestyles and make changes for the better.

Setting out to inspire, Michael will head to some stunning locations across the UK, including the Lake District, Edinburgh, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, Staffordshire, Blackpool, Glasgow and North Wales with each location having a surprising connection to the tip in each episode. Michael will be getting out into the local communities and encouraging residents to try something new for their health and get more connected with their area and what health benefits it has offer.

Michael Mosley comments, “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 travelling 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 comments, “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. We hope they’ll love it in the same way as so many listeners already enthusiastically have. Michael is an audience favourite, so we can’t wait to see what simple tips he has for living happier, healthier lives.”

Zoe Heron, Executive Producer for BBC Studios Science Unit, comments, “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. We’re delighted to be working with such a talented team who saw the potential to make this a successful television programme.”

Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime comments, “Building on the success of Rhian Roberts (Commissioning Editor, Podcasts, Formats and Digital) and the team where the Just One Thing Podcast was a smash hit with audiences, the opportunity to now have this on screen for audiences is brilliant. Michael makes learning fun and easy, you don’t even realise 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 with Michael Mosley is commissioned for BBC Two and iPlayer by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, the Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime is Lindsay Bradbury. Zoe Heron is the Executive Producer for BBC Studios Science Unit. The podcast is commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds by Rhian Roberts, Commissioning Editor, Podcasts, Formats and Digital

Just One Thing with Michael Mosley will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer later this year. The podcast continues on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

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