BBC to air two programmes paying tribute to Michael Mosley after doctor's tragic death

Michael Mosley
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The BBC has confirmed it will air to programmes paying tribute to the amazing broadcasting career of Dr Michael Mosley. The 67-year-old died last week while walking home from the beach while on holiday with his family on the Greek island of Symi.

After a massive search effort, his body was found on the morning of Sunday, June 9. Tributes have been pouring in since, from members of the public, the medical community and the world of broadcasting.

The BBC has confirmed that it will show two 'special' programmes in memory of the doctor. Michael Mosley – The Doctor Who Changed Britain airs BBC One on Friday at 8pm, looking at his 40 year career. There’s Only One Michael Mosley will air on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds this Friday at 11am.

"Michael Mosley transformed the lives of millions of people. In this programme for BBC One and iPlayer we look back at an extraordinary broadcasting career which spanned almost 40 years," read a statement on the BBC website.

"Fronting series such as Trust Me I’m a Doctor and the hit podcast Just One Thing, Michael used his warm, often funny approach to deliver important, life-changing health messages.

"He started behind the scenes, as an award-winning Science Journalist and Producer, before becoming a much-loved Presenter. His programmes have made a lasting impact on the nation’s health habits from intermittent fasting to the benefits of a cold shower.

"Michael also shared his own struggles with audiences world-wide; as a chronic insomniac he made programmes about sleep and, ever curious, he would also go to extremes in the pursuit of science, even infecting himself with a tapeworm. Celebrating Michael’s career, this programme marks the enormous impact he made, touching the lives of so many."

Dr Mosley shared four children with Clare Bailey, who shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband after his death was confirmed.

She said: "I don’t know quite where to begin with this. It’s devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together.

"I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days. My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It’s clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you.

"We’re taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen by the extensive search team.

"Michael was an adventurous man, it’s part of what made him so special. We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him. Some of these people on the island, who hadn’t even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked. We’re also very grateful to the press who have dealt with us with great respect.

"I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all."