Michael Mosley tribute programme celebrating late doctor's career to air this week

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12 Jun 2024, 08:17

Michael Mosley

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Following the sad death of Dr Michael Mosley, details have been announced of a tribute programme later this week.

The television presenter’s body was found on the Greek island of Symi on Sunday 9th June, after he had first been reported missing the previous Wednesday, having left Agios Nikolaos beach to set off on a walk.

It has now been announced that BBC One is set to air a special programme in tribute to the journalist, producer, presenter and writer.

Michael Mosley – The Doctor Who Changed Britain, which will air on Friday 14th June at 8pm, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

The one-off special will look back at “an extraordinary broadcasting career which spanned almost 40 years.” The official announcement says: “Celebrating Michael’s career, this programme marks the enormous impact he made, touching the lives of so many.”

Michael started behind the scenes, as an award-winning Science Journalist and Producer, before becoming a popular presenter, fronting shows such as Trust Me I’m a Doctor, as well as regularly appearing on The One Show and This Morning. He also hosted the hit podcast Just One Thing.

Tributes have been pouring in for the much-loved doctor all week, with Virgin Radio’s own Chris Evans saying: “Everybody loved Michael, and he was such a fantastic, positive messenger. He always brought things that would make our lives better whenever he came to this show.”

Professor Brian Cox wrote on X: "Tragic news about Michael Mosley. He was such an important figure both on and off screen in the BBC science unit, and as a mentor to many of us when we started out in science presenting. And, as many of our colleagues have already said on here, he was a genuinely lovely man. So sorry for his family. RIP Michael."

The late doctor was an advocate for intermittent fasting diets, including through the 5:2 diet and The Fast 800 diet. He wrote best-selling books on the subject.

Michael Mosley – The Doctor Who Changed Britain, which will air on Friday 14th June at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.