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MIPTV Picks ’16: How the Rich Live Longer

Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health.
March 15, 2016


Partners: ITN Productions for Channel 4; distributed by Orange Smarty
Aired: December 2015 (Channel 4)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding the UK

Known in the UK as one of the presenters of C4′s Embarrassing Bodies, Dr. Christian Jessen examines another factor in the health care equation in this one-off: the relationship between wealth and health. Whether it’s hanging out in an ice chamber,eating a diet of stale bread at a high-priced clinic or, perhaps on the more moderate end of the spectrum, undergoing DNA testing, Jessen puts his cred (and his credit card) on the line by investigating whether the bizarre and pricey methods just might work, or if they are mere financial flights of fancy.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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