The tale of antibiotics is a cautionary one, and economic incentives are often to blame.
Dr Mark Porter studies the latest guidelines on antibiotic prescriptions for ear ache.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince look at the history and future of antibiotics.
Drug resistant infections cause 700,000 deaths a year - how can this be averted?
Our Doctor (Rutherford) has been searching for novel antibiotics in Broadcasting House.
Why are increasing numbers of antibiotics failing? Where are the new ones to replace them?
The world needs new antibiotics, but drug companies do not want to make them. What to do?
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Paul Ehrlich's 'magic bullet' and the cure for syphilis.
Sarah Dunant considers a post-antibiotic world with lessons from the past.
Peter Evans hears from scientists looking for new ways to defeat the super-bugs.
As antibiotic resistance increases, Dr Stuart Flanagan investigates what the future holds.