Meet the Humans • 2017 • 3 episodes • 4h:00m

This bold new series puts human behaviour under the microscope. A plush country house is rigged with surveillance cameras and a group of unwitting test subjects invited to take part in various group activities, from a flirty singles night to an awkward team building weekend. From inside a secret observational room, presenter Michael Mosley and experts analyse the contributors’ every move. Stooges are thrown into the mix to manipulate the action and the latest scientific studies are used to explore the evolutionary factors and animal instincts that drive human behaviour.

Nostalgia Trip

A plush country house is fixed with surveillance cameras while a group of unwitting test subjects are first exposed to youthful memories to test if it can improve their health. Dr Mosley takes them on this nostalgia trip with the help of neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and psychologist Anna Machin to determine how reliable memories really are.

1/5 • 2017 • Brain

Pulling Together

A plush country house is fixed with surveillance cameras while a group of unwitting test subjects - former pupils of a UK school - are first exposed to youthful memories to test if it can improve their health. This episode looks at how we behave in groups and puts our notions of hierarchy to the test.

3/5 • 2017 • Brain

Culture of Fear

Michael Mosley and a team of experts place human behaviour under the microscope. In the final episode, Michael and scientists Dr Jack Lewis and Dr Jennifer Wild explore the biology of fear and anxiety in the modern world. Fear is one of our most basic human emotions. In the past, it kept us from being eaten by a wild animal. But today, that isn't so much of a threat and yet we live in a state of anxiety - it's becoming unhealthy.

5/5 • 2017 • Brain