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 red button clip for episode 4
In Hostile World, we discover how the recurring hero of the series, the phagocyte, was transformed from medical images into a realistic 3D character – culminating in a giant battle as it defends your body from invaders. Also, how the music for series brought drama and spectacle to events taking place on a microscopic level.
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Thu 26th May, 21:55 - 04:00
Extremely active at 99 years old
Esther Tuttle is 99 years old and lives in the heart of New York City. She lives a surprisingly active lifestyle which includes an hour of yoga and other floor exercises every morning before a half-hour walk around the street or on the top of her Manhattan apartment block.
Michael meets the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team
Michael was filmed attempting to test his reflexes in goal against professional ice hockey team: the Cardiff Devils at Cardiff Arena.The Cardiff Devils
Bull Jumping champion
Christian Serra whose competition nickname is Shin Chan is a champion Bull leaper. He was filmed performing his talent at a bullring in Chelva, North East of Valencia, Spain.
Boxer Johnny Greaves
Johnny Greaves is a professional light welterweight boxer who, at the time of filming had lost 51 out of 53 fights. His body’s defence system enables him to heal quickly so he can continue to collect his wage for his next fight. He was filmed fighting at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London and Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Dublin, and filmed training at The Peacock Gym, North London.Peacock Gym
Running 135 miles across Death Valley
Jamie Donaldson is an ultra marathon runner who in 2010 broke the women’s fastest Badwater course record running the 135 miles across Death Valley in 26 hours and 16 minutes. Jamie had to withstand temperatures of over 55 degrees Celsius (135 degrees Fahrenheit).Badwater Ultramarathon
Fighting the flu at 3 years old
3 year old Rowan O’Brian was suffering from a severe dose of ‘flu yet his body managed to fight off the infection.
Richard Edwards was unfortunately involved in a freak accident in which 30 per cent of his body was severely burnt. Although most of his body recovered, his hands couldn’t heal therefore he volunteered to have a double hand transplant, the first of its kind, in which both his hands were removed and replaced with those from a donor. We follow Richard’s journey before, during and after surgery. The operation took place at The Jewish Hospital, Hand Care centre, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare
- Series Producer
- Alice Harper
- Michael Mosley
- Rob Liddell
- Rob Liddell
- Executive Producer
- Andrew Cohen
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