Make Me Live Forever
In a funny and thought-provoking film that moves from the quirky to cutting edge science, Michael Mosley wants to find out if he can live forever.
He embarks on a calorie restricted diet, injects himself with testosterone and visits a life-extension house, all with the aim of seeing if any modern elixirs of youth actually work.
While he monitors his response to these techniques, he visits some remarkable individuals whose lives are intrinsically defined by the science of aging: the brave girl suffering from an accelerated ageing disease, the 62-year old woman who claims she looks forty thanks to daily hormone injections; and the scientist who has pioneered the creation of tailor made replacement organs using stem cells. What he learns about extending the human lifespan leads him to wonder, would he want to?