Adventure journalist Simon Reeve brings his trademark charm and analysis to this exploration of the challenges facing this stunning part of the world. The Mediterranean was once a watchword for serenity, turquoise seas and delicious cuisine.
But now it's at the epicentre of world events, bridging the tumult of the Middle East, the growing population of Africa and a stagnating southern Europe.
The global vitamin industry is worth billions of pounds. They're only recommended for pregnant women, very young children, and the elderly.
Despite this, nearly half of us take a vitamin or mineral supplement every day, so what are these pills sold on every high street actually doing? Digging deeper than the eye-catching words on the packaging, Dr Giles Yeo investigates who really needs these supplements, and what information we should trust.
The popular long-running medical show is back to go behind the headlines once again and provide the answers to health questions.
In series eight, Michael Mosley finds out whether learning a new language can help stave off dementia, while Zoe Williams looks at how those suffering with heart disease can improve their health. Elsewhere, Dr Giles Yeo asks whether 'man flu' could be real and Gabriel Weston finds out about an exciting breakthrough in gene therapy.
The menopause - it is one of the last female health taboos, shrouded in myths, old wives' tales and out-dated scientific understanding. Recently emerging from her own experience, Mariella Frostrop finds out what the menopause means for both sexes and discovers how we can best treat and understand it.
She discovers the cutting-edge science and research helping women cope - from lifestyle changes that promise to delay the onset and relieve symptoms to a brand-new drug that reduces debilitating hot flushes by 70%.
Go beyond Thailand's beaches. Wild Thailand reveals a sacred kingdom of awe-inspiring beauty, packed with wildlife and full of natural wonder.
This series reveals Thailand's towering limestone cliffs, paddy fields, hidden temples and the teeming city of Bangkok, before visiting the forests of the north.
From catastrophic tornadoes to terrifying storms with hailstones the size of footballs, this adrenaline-filled documentary series features some of the world's most extreme weather phenomena using first-hand accounts.
The series beings with the story of the Ferguson family from Canton, Texas, whose home was destroyed by a tornado and Hank Schyma, the storm chaser who came to help them.
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.