Documentary report that examines the state of public awareness about the link between the sun and skin cancer. Rona Mackie, Professor of Dermatology at Glasgow University says "a tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged and is trying to protect itself further". Features a story about the death of Australian teenager Mark Marcelis who died of malignant Melanoma, a skin cancer triggered by sunbathing. A public awareness campaign has been undertaken in Britain to highlight the dangers of too much sun.
NOTE: This was the last programme presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, before leaving Thames for the BBC.
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