"From the moment we're conceived, something terrible starts to happen & something irreversible & something which will shape our every thought, every feeling, every action&. It's called aging."
Over five one-hour programmes, The Perfect Age set out to discover how age affects our attitude, our chances of success, our brainpower, and how it changes the body.
To find out the makers of this show went in search of New Zealanders aged between 18 and 70, and asked them to be the human guinea pigs in a series of social experiments - so they could assess everything from how they cope under extreme pressure, to their stamina levels when it comes to sex.
Host Petra Bagust was joined by experts in aging, motivation, and psychology: New Zealand's foremost gerontologist (age and aging) Dr Matthew Parsons; Psychologist Andrea Polzer-Debruyne; and Peter Sheahan.