Michael Mosley

Journalist, Science Presenter & Author

Michael studied PPE at Oxford and then became an investment banker...before realising that this really wasn’t the industry for him...so he retrained as a doctor.

After studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London and qualifying as a doctor...he realised that this wasn’t really the industry for him either!

Michael joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer and over the ensuing 25 years has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera and more recently as a presenter.

He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He has worked with John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Alice Roberts. He devised and executive-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.

As a presenter he has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, Blood and Guts, Inside Michael Mosley, Science Story, The Young Ones, Inside the Human Body, Eat, Fast Live Longer, The Truth about Exercise, Pain, Pus & Poison, The Genius of Invention and Life On The Ward. 2018 saw Michael present on both BBC Two's relaunched Horizon, as well as the newly returned Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. 

Following the extraordinary interest in and success of Eat, Fast & Live Longer Michael has co-authored a book called The Fast Diet with Evening Standard journalist Mimi Spencer. The Fast Diet was published by Short Books in February 2013. Michael has written a number of International bestsellers since, including The Clever Guts Diet and The Fast 800. His latest book Fast Asleep was published in early 2020, and has received outstanding reviews. 

He has won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association in 1995.

Michael is a regular columnist for the Mail on Sunday having previously written for The Times and The Independent, as well as magazines Focus and Eureka.

He is married to GP DR Claire Bailey and has four lovely children.



Credits

TV:

The Diagnosis Detectives, BBC Two (2020)

The Truth About Cosmetic Treatments, BBC One (2020)

Lose a stone in 21 days with Michael Mosley, Channel 4 (2020)

Horizon: Addicted to Painkillers? Britain's Opioid Crisis, 2020 (BBC Two)

Trust Me, I''m A Doctor S9, 2020, (BBC Two)

The Junkfood Experiment, 2019, (ITV)

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor S8 , 2018, (BBC Two) 

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor S7 , 2018, (BBC Two) 

Horizon: The Placebo Experiment - Can My Brain Cure My Body?, 2018, (BBC Two)

Life On The Ward, 2018, (BBC One)

The Truth About Getting Fit, 2018, (BBC One)

The Truth About Sleep, 2017, (BBC One)

Meet the Humans, 2017, (BBC Earth)

The Secrets of Your Food, 2017, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S6, 2017, (BBC Two) 

Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility, 2016, (BBC Four)

E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?, 2016, (BBC Two)

The Victorian Slum, 2016, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor: Summer Special S5, 2016, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S4, 2016, (BBC Two) 

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea, 2015, (BBC Two) 

Countdown to Life: the Extraordinary Making of You, 2015, (BBC Two)

Should I Eat Meat?, 2015, (BBC Two) 

Should I Eat Meat?, 2014, (BBC Two) 

Infested! Living with Parasites, 2014, (BBC 4)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S3, 2015, (BBC Two) 

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S2, 2014, (BBC Two) 

The Genius of Invention, 2013, (BBC Two)

Horizon: Mindfulness, 2013, (BBC Two)

Puss, Pain & Poison, 2013, (BBC Four) 

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S1, 2013, (BBC Two)

The One Show (Science reporter), 2009 to date, (BBC One)

Winter Viruses and How To Beat Them, 2013, (BBC Two)

The Genius of Invention, 2013, (BBC Two)

Horizon: The Truth About Exercise, 2012, (BBC Two)

Horizon: Eat, Fast, & Live Longer, 2012, (BBC Two)

Inside the Human Body, 2011, (BBC One)

Ten Things You Never Knew, 2011, (BBC One)

Frontline Medicine, 2011, (BBC Two)

The Young Ones, 2010, (BBC One)

Pleasure and Pain, 2010, (BBC One)

Science Story, 2010, (BBC Two)

The Brain – a secret history, 2010, (BBC Four)

Make Me, 2009, (BBC One)

Blood and Guts, 2009, (BBC Two)

Medical Mavericks, 2009, (BBC Four) 


Books:

Fast Asleep, Short Books, 2020

The Fast 800 Health Journal, Short Books, 2019

The Fast 800 Diet, Simon and Schuster, 2019

The Fast 800, Short Books, 2018

The Clever Guts Diet, Shorts Books, 2017

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, Shorts Books, 2015

Fast Exercise, Shorts Books, 2013

The Fast Diet, Faber & Faber, 2013


Personal awards:

Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association, 1995


Television awards:

Emmy nominated series with John Cleese and Liz Hurley, The Human Face, 2001

EMMY award winning series with Sir David Attenborough, Are We Changing Planet Earth

Multi award winning series with Professor Robert Winston, Superhuman, Twins, Threads of Life, 2001

BAFTA nominated series with Alan Yentob, Leonarda da Vinci, 2003