DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
Michael Mosley is one of the BBC's most recognisable faces, responsible for some of the most high-profile science and history documentaries of recent years. He is now perhaps best known for the Horizon documentary Eat, Fast, and Live Longer which sparked a national conversation; a diet followed by everyone from Miranda Kerr to Mervyn King; and a bestselling companion book, The Fast Diet, co-authored by the Evening Standard journalist Mimi Spencer. His subsequent books including Fast Exercise, and The Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet, also shot to the top of the bestseller lists.
Michael studied PPE at Oxford, and first worked as an investment banker before realising this really wasn't the industry for him. He retrained as a doctor as the Royal Free Hospital in London but soon realised that this wasn't really the industry for him either! At this point he joined the BBC, and hasn't looked back. He has worked behind the camera as a producer, working with Sir David Attenborough, John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Alice Jones among others. He has served as executive producer of such successes as Trust Me, I'm a Doctor; Superhuman and QED and devised and produced three of the most popular science and history programmes of the last decade: Pompeii - The Last Day, Supervolcano and Krakatoa. He has also made a number of business programmes, including Trouble at the Top and Back to the Floor. His programmes are multi award-winning, and have been nominated for both BAFTA and Emmy awards.
As a presenter, Michael has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks ; Blood and Guts; Inside the Human Body; The Truth About Exercise ; Pain, Pus & Poison and The Genius of Invention . When Trust Me, I'm a Doctor returned to BBC Two for a second series, Michael acted as presenter too.
Michael is also an award-winning print journalist. He writes for the Mail on Sunday, The Times and The Independent, and is a regular columnist for BBC Focus Magazine and the specialist science magazine, Eureka. In 1995, he was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.