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BBC radio and TV to pay tribute to Michael Mosley with special day

This Friday 12 July the BBC will ask audiences and presenters to do ‘Just One Thing’ in memory of Michael Mosley, the TV and radio doctor, who tragically died last month.

Taking the name from his successful BBC Radio 4 podcast, Just One Thing Day will be rooted in Michael’s ethos to encourage healthy habits by introducing easy routines or simple swaps into daily life to improve health and wellbeing.

Michael was known for sharing his simple, quick, and scientifically proven tips to help listeners make a lasting positive change.

He made sense of the science and often tested out Just One Thing himself and asked listeners to take part and give feedback about their experiences.

Some BBC Radio 4 programmes will be taking part including Today with contributions from those who have changed their lives as a result of Michael’s tips.

Meanwhile on Woman’s Hour, Anita Rani will reflect on the impact Michael has had on her life with a focus on the benefits of exercise and on PM, Evan Davies will be experimenting with waking up with a cold shower.

The Food Programme will feature past Just One Thing topics ranging from eating oily fish to the benefits of turmeric. Across the station, Front Row will celebrate how listening to music or playing an instrument can bring a sense of calm.

Elsewhere, BBC Radio 2’s Tina Daheley and 6 Music’s Craig Charles will both get involved with one thing to improve their own well-being and BBC Radio 1 will also mark the day.

Over on TV, Both Morning Live and The One Show, where Michael was a regular contributor, will join in celebrating the ongoing legacy of Just One Thing.

Mohit Bakaya, Director of Speech and Controller of BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, says: “Michael’s broadcasting changed people’s lives. His Radio 4 podcast inspired so many to take up small, everyday things to improve their health and well-being.

“So, we thought it would be fitting to dedicate a day to the impact he had on people’s lives and celebrate his legacy within broadcasting and beyond.

“He was a hugely well-liked and widely admired colleague within radio and TV, so it is no surprise that so many programmes across the BBC have been keen to share their support for Michael as part of Just One Thing Day. I hope audiences will be similarly inspired to join us to do “Just One Thing” in memory of Michael.”

In addition to the special day on Friday, box sets of Just One Thing are available in full on BBC Sounds.

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