Documentaries

Research at the Department of Twin Research has been reported widely in the media and the news. Documentary makers have also filmed twin parties, twin visits and interviewed DTR staff and the director, Professor Spector. Below are just few examples of the documentaries.


The Horizon programme on BBC TWO ran a feature called “The Truth about Personality” (2013) in which Michael Mosley explored the latest science about how our personalities are created and whether they can be changed. The programme included a section about the research being conducted at the Department of Twin Research.

Tim Spector and Michael Mosley during filming

Tim Spector and Michael Mosley during filming

Tim Spector and Michael Moseley

Tim Spector and Michael Moseley


A TwinsUK twin visit was also a major feature of BBC Horizon’s “The Truth about Fat” which explored the reason why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the obesity epidemic. (2011)