Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 appeared on BBC1 again!

The BBC 1 series 'Holding Back The Years' featured five much loved celebrities, attempting to get to the bottom of the key aging concerns that affect the public. 

On Friday 31st March 2017, the programme featured Bill Turnbull and our very own Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936)/Disconnected Mind study.

Bill Turnbull, star of BBC's Breakfast News TV, Strictly Come Dancing, Classic FM etc retraced his youth, back to his student days in Edinburgh, where he set out to expose some of the fake news we often hear about health in old age. 

He met with some of our LBC 1936 cohort - 'incredible pensioners involved in a unique experiment that dates back to the 1940s' and found out 'how the results it is producing today could help the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow'. (Quotes from BBC programme description)

It was great to see the outcome of our busy afternoon's filming back in January and to hear the interviews with LBC1936 Director Ian Deary, the conversations (and top tips) from the LBC1936 participants, and to see Bill take part in some cognitive testing. 

Thank you to everyone who took part - and if you didn't see it, catch it online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08l5p6t

 

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