They're advertising this as a new series, but we're almost certain something extremely similar to this graced our boxes about a year ago… This "new series" sees medically trained journalist Michael Mosley reveal how surgical breakthroughs have shaped the evolution of modern medicine. Just over 100 years ago, cutting into the brain was a terrifying prospect for both patient and surgeon. They could expect the result to be the surgeon bloodied and defeated, and the patient dead. From freak accidents involving crowbars through the skull to notorious lobotomies with icepicks, this programme reveals how, through mishap and misadventure, brain surgery has become the life-saving discipline it is today. In other nostalgia-themed viewing; there's a repeat of Supersizers Eat... The 80s at 10.40pm.