Thursday 24 Apr 2014
When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer.
Planet Of The Dead features David Tennant as the Doctor, Michelle Ryan as Lady Christina and Lee Evans as Malcolm. It is written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts.
Planet Of The Dead is also being simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
Conducting real-life experiments and employing her own inimitable brand of interrogation, Professor Lesley Regan returns to our television screens to put products under the microscope and to get to the scientific truth behind the gimmicks.
In this new series she takes on the world of diets; looks at the products stashed in home medicine cabinets; examines how children are affected by food and play; and gets under the skin of the non-surgical products that promise a body beautiful without the hard work.
In the first episode, Professor Regan's Diet Clinic, Lesley takes on the multi-million pound slimming and diet food industry to discover the truth behind the hype. Turning herself into a guinea pig she aims to discover what to eat to guarantee losing 10lbs a year; investigates a diet pill that helps 70 percent of study participants lose weight in one month; and examines the evidence behind the claims for vitamin supplements.
Finally, she puts her taste buds to the ultimate test in one of the world's leading food labs and chews her way through a pile of carrots. Raw carrot is billed as the ultimate health food, but in this rather unusual experiment with the world's first computerised stomach model, Professor Regan discovers that it's not all it's cracked up to be.
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