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Episode 2

Angela Rippon and Kevin Duala go in search of the facts about good health. Angela investigates claims that the technology used every day is damaging our eyes and ears.

Angela Rippon investigates claims that the technology we use every day is damaging our eyes and ears, and asks if it is really possible that headphones, smartphones and tablets could be causing an epidemic of hearing loss and blindness.

Kevin asks if desk jobs and sofa-bound lifestyles are really as bad for us as some reports suggest. And Steve Brown unpicks headlines claiming antibacterial soaps and gels might actually do more harm than good.

Wheelchair user Steve worries his hands come into such close contact with the floor (through his wheels) that his hands might be harbouring some very nasty bacteria - but there are surprising results when he pits products that like to shout about their bacteria-busting properties against plain old soap and water.

45 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Joy Division


  • 00:04

    The Stone Roses

    Fools Gold

  • 00:04

    Happy Mondays

    24 Hour Party People

  • 00:05



  • 00:06

    The Stone Roses


  • 00:08

    Happy Mondays

    Step On

  • 00:11


    English Beefcake

  • 00:12


    Come Home (Glastonbury 2016)


Role Contributor
Presenter Angela Rippon
Presenter Kevin Duala
Reporter Steve Brown
Executive Producer Claire Hughes
Series Producer Chris Walker