HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT1It’s the New Year and time for a new you – Sky1 HD shows you how to get everything you’ve ever dreamt of and more, in new eight-part series HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.

Starting on Monday 25th January at 9pm on Sky1 HD and Sky1, the programme is presented by Dr Peter Collett, Dr Jack Lewis and Anjula Mutanda, experts in body language, neuroscience and social science.

From A list celebrities, to sports stars and politicians, HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT will examine how these people have reached their goals, and what we can do to achieve their success. Using archive analysis of celebrities and illuminating and entertaining demonstrations involving the presenters and the general public, our experts will examine modern day thinking and behaviour. From the spoken and unspoken rules of attraction and love, the social glue of humour, the dynamics of power and wealth and the secrets of winning and selling, HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT will show you how to unlock the secrets to a happier life.
Dr Jack Lewis commented: “Fun yet informative, the experiments and demonstrations in HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT provide an insightful and revealing look into modern day behaviour. So whether it’s tips on how to pull the opposite sex, the chemistry of love and attraction or the medicinal powers of laughter, we show you how to make the science work for you.”

Dr Peter Collett commented: “Body language is a powerful tool, revealing our moods and intentions and even influencing others around us. HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT will unlock these mysteries, teaching you how to read other people and how to influence them to your advantage in all types of social situations.”

Anjula Mutanda added: “You don’t need a flash car or have to look like a supermodel to be happy and successful. HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT will reveal hidden secrets, tips and strategies that we can all use to give ourselves the upper hand and be better off in 2010.”

Our presenters are scientifically qualified experts, eminent in their chosen fields. Dr Peter Collett is one of the world’s leading experts on human body language. The author of many definitive texts, he has recently retired from lecturing at Oxford University. Dr Jack Lewis is a well respected neuroscientist specialising in human brain imaging, bringing his subject vividly and accessibly to life. Anjula Mutanda is a consultant psychology and mental health expert , accredited psychotherapist ,agony aunt, author, and lifestyle coach with hundreds of clinical hours under her belt, she puts everything into practice.

Episode 1: Attraction, Monday 25th January, 9pm.
Attracting the opposite sex is the vital little dance that makes the world go round. But how can you spot the secret signs – and make sure you are getting what you want – when you want it?

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT examines the physical attributes that people look for in a sexual partner, and look at how people advertise their wares. The plucky presenters investigate the role that body language plays in attraction – how subtle signals of the eyes, mouth and face serve as sexual come-ons. Find out how many times a man checks out your cleavage or a woman ogles your bum as we monitor them with an eye marker camera. And do we really make up our minds about whether we fancy someone after less than a second?

Other episodes in the series include:

We are all big fat liars. From the little white ones to the great big whoppers, we all tell lies. But if honesty really is the best policy, why do we lie? HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT gives viewers a deeper understanding of deception, exposes the various forms it takes, how people try to deceive us, and most importantly, how to spot a liar.

The presenters set out to discover how many lies a group of strangers tell each other in the space of ten minutes. They examine whether lie detector machines really work. And presenter Anjula Mutanda goes the extra mile, with the help of a prosthetic behind, asking staff at various department stores, ‘does my bum look big in this?’

Love it or loathe it, we all need money to survive. But can money buy you love? Does money make you happy? HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT shows you how you can be the master of money and either make your fortune or learn to be happy with what you’ve got. In a series of fun but informative experiments, see how the high we get from shopping is just as addictive as Class A drugs and watch Dr Jack Lewis lose millions on the trading floor. The presenters meet a wannabe wag who was two times bankrupt by the age of 30.

From the boardroom to the bedroom, from the House of Commons to the common man, power dictates everything we do. Some crave it, some obey it, some fight it but we reveal the secret signs of power and find out who really has it and how to get more ourselves.

Forget the politics, how can we tell if David Cameron is the next PM just from his body language? HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT follows him at the Tory Party Conference and find out. Our intrepid presenters also look at the way power plays out in the workplace. How often do we defer to the boss and accept our place in the pecking order?

Whether it’s to attract a mate or get ahead in business, laughter has the rare power to draw us together or to put others in their place. HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT investigates whether humour does more than make us laugh. Is it true that women can’t really tell jokes? And for men, is a ‘good sense of humour’ really enough to win fair lady? Professional stand up’s give their top tips to a bunch of wannabe comics.

Whether it’s for money, recognition or just to win an argument we are in a constant battle affecting every area of our lives. We often go to amazing extremes to win. HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT examines what makes a winner. Do you need more than talent? Can you make yourself luckier?

Our presenters test the power of ‘visualization’. Can you really get better at sports just from thinking about it? They find out whether there is any such thing as luck. The Beatles put in 10,000 hours of hard slog before they got ‘lucky’. And how far will some people go just to win?

Love is the most essential and primitive of human needs. But what is it? And why do we crave it so much? HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT will guide you through the key stages of a relationship from love goggles to the storm of conflict to accepting each others faults. Our presenters discover what are the chemicals which course through our body when we fall in love and how long they last. When they wear off how do you stay together when all you can see is warts and all?

Every waking moment, we are being sold to. Life is one great big market place. Whether it’s ideas, products, lifestyles, other people or ultimately ourselves. HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT discovers how to avoid the cynical ploys used to make us buy things we don’t actually want, and discover how to sell ourselves to others, whether it’s to get a job, be included in a social group or to land a life partner.

Don’t miss HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT Monday 25th January at 9pm only on Sky1 HD and Sky1.