The Ageing Game

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200A0120000229

The first of four programmes in which Barbara Myers explores the latest research into the process of ageing.

She asks why the passing years bring wisdom to some and wrinkles to others, and whether it is possible to halt the ravages of time.

200A02Wise Beyond Their Years20000307

Four programmes in which Barbara Myers explores the latest research in the field of ageing.

2: `Wise beyond Their Years'.

Myers looks at the way the brain decays and what this tell us about memory and consciousness.

200A03Animal Ages20000314

Four programmes in which Barbara Myers explores the latest research in the field of ageing.

3: `Animal Ages'.

Giant tortoises can live well beyond 100, some worms survive for a couple of weeks.

What can these creatures tell us about ageing in humans?

200A04 LASTCure All, Kill All20000321

Barbara Myers concludes her exploration of the latest research in the field of ageing.

`Cure All, Kill All'.

Medicine is poised to make huge leaps forward in the next decade.

Our understanding of the human genome promises cures for most ills - but who wants to live for ever, unless it is with a good quality of life? Is it possible to be perfectly fit at 100?