Michael Mosley on Inside The Human Body
"It's a series I greatly enjoyed making, partly because of the people in it like Gerald, partly because I learnt so much about the workings of my own body."Read and comment on Michael's post on the BBC TV blog
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Produced as an accompaniment to the linear "Inside the Human Body" programme, this is the fascinating story of how the production team behind the 4-part series brought together the latest scientific research and the most innovative computer technology to create never-before-seen worlds for this BBC One landmark series.Watch The Making of Inside the Human Body: Creation
In the first episode 'Creation', the team reveal how they brought to life some extraordinary scientific revelations, including the spectacular ‘firework display’ that was set off at the moment of your conception, and how they used scans of a developing foetus to produce a unique animation which shows how your face self-assembled in the womb.
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How do our faces develop in the womb?
Using extraordinary CGI, Michael Mosley talks about how our faces fit together like a puzzle.Watch a clip from episode one - Creation
Web exclusive - The Index Finger Testosterone Test
Find out how you can tell if you were exposed to high levels of testosterone in the womb, and what effect this has on our outlook on life.Watch this exclusive clip
Web exclusive - The Sperm Production line
The average man produces 100 million sperm per testicle per day, yet each sperm takes around 70 days to develop.Watch this exclusive clip of sperm production
Presenter Michael Mosley in action
Presenter Michael Mosley talks about how our faces are formed. This sequence was filmed at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London.Learn more about the National Portrait Gallery
During the programme Michael also filmed at the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 and the Pathfinder Ostrich Farm, Chesham Bucks.
Dianne and Mike from Leeds were expecting triplets and gave birth to Thomas, James and Olivia. A pregnant Dianne was filmed doing yoga with Mike at Primrose Hill, London, NW3. The couple had a 4D scan at The London Ultrasound Centre, 46 Wimpole Street, London.Find out more about the London Ultrasound Centre
Dianne was later filmed giving birth at Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds.
The Cason Family
Dave and Christi Cason from Los Angeles, USA, gave birth to their 16th child in September 2010. Their oldest child is 21 years old.
Identical Diving Twins Helen and Carol Galashan are hoping to compete at the London 2012 Olympics. They were filmed at John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ.Watch the twins in action in our series trail
Conjoined Twins Ronnie and Donnie were born in Dayton, Ohio in 1951 making them the world’s oldest conjoined twins at 59. They were filmed at the Dayton Dragons Baseball stadium.Dayton Dragon's Baseball Team
Cleft Palette Operations in India
Surgeon Per Hall performs a cleft palate operation in India, organised by the charity ‘Operation Smile’. This was filmed at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Pan-Bazar, Guwahati, 781001, Assam, India.Learn more about Operation Smile
Giving birth in Rwanda
Nikuze gave birth at the Community Health Center at Ruhuha in the Eastern Province district of Bugasera, Rwanda.
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- Series Producer
- Alice Harper
- Michael Mosley
- Nat Sharman
- Executive Producer
- Andrew Cohen
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