Family & Consumer Sciences


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

Reading and Understanding the New Food Label 30 min.

This program highlights changes in the new food label, which will be required in 2018. Viewers learn how it has been simplified for the consumer and modernized based on current nutrition science.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

10 Things to Know About (Series 2): Beef & Beer 24 min.

Kathriona meets Alain Alders, Michelin starred chef at the spectacular Castle Estate of ‘Restaurant De vrienden van Jacob’ in Amsterdam. A member of BordBia’s Chefs Irish Beef Club, Alain explains why he values Irish beef so highly as he prepares Kathriona the perfect, mouth-watering steak. Kathriona pulls on her white coat and hat and surrounds herself with beef carcasses and meets Teagasc’s Paul...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Fighting Fat 13 min.

Thirty-five years after the first dietary guidelines, how much do we really know about the science behind a healthy diet?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Mommy Wars 11 min.

The Mommy Wars: billed as the nastiest fight in American parenting, and fueled by a decades-old blunder. This story was produced in collaboration with Quartz.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

D&D: Lessons from a Media Panic 13 min.

Dungeons and Dragons was once accused of leading children to Satanism, but today the game looks more like a solution to a problem plaguing modern parenting.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016