Family & Consumer Sciences


Food on the Brain 55 min.

Discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. Learn about a whole new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet, and the wonderful effect it has on our minds.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

James Beard 54 min.

Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard, who spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular. A cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

A Matter of Taste 55 min.

Take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. Taste is far more than just being delicious—it's a matter of survival.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

We Are What We Eat 55 min.

Travel the world and step inside the UK's leading food laboratory to deconstruct our favorite meals, going inside the food to the molecular level, revealing how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Adult Under Construction 53 min.

Our host sets out to find a scientific explanation for her erratic behavior during adolescence. Characterized by immense hormonal and physical changes, every person can relate to this life stage, filled with intense emotion, moodiness, and challenge. Now, research and new technologies allow us to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside our brains during these tumultuous years.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Convenience: Supermarket Secrets, Series 2 53 min.

Gregg Wallace and Babita Sharma go behind the scenes of UK's leading supermarkets. When it comes to food shopping, we now want food that is quicker, easier, and more fool-proof than ever before. Our need for ease means we now spend more than $13 billion a year on pre-prepared convenience foods. So it’s no surprise the supermarkets are fighting for a piece of this fast-growing market. As the superm...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Health: Supermarket Secrets, Series 2 53 min.

Gregg Wallace and journalist Babita Sharma get the inside track on the latest tactics in the supermarket wars to help us stay one step ahead. This time, they're looking at one of the biggest battlegrounds: health. Gregg discovers the exotic ingredient being used to produce a healthier burger and goes on the trail of a major health trend: spiralized vegetables. Meanwhile, Babita finds out how we're...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

War: Supermarket Secrets, Series 2 52 min.

In this program: Gregg Wallace discovers the high-tech acoustic equipment being used to get an edge in the battle to bring us a perfect avocado; a look at what's happening on the new battlefield of luxury products on a budget; and Babita Sharma uncovers what we can learn from supermarket data gatherers.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Supermarket Secrets, Series 2 150 min.

The landscape of British supermarkets is changing. The big five supermarkets once ruled the high street, and their ubiquitous megastores could be found in every British town. But times, shopping trends and customer needs are transforming. Customer loyalty is fading, online shopping is on the rise, convenience is king and there’s a price war like never before. Supermarkets have had to change their...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Hair Care Secrets 52 min.

The global hair care market is big business, with billions spent on shampoos and conditioners across the world each year. The major cosmetics companies are profit-driven, and they make some impressive claims about what’s in their bottles. But can these claims be substantiated? This BBC Horizon program explores the science behind hair care to bust the greatest beauty myths. Do you need to change sh...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017