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Hostile World

Episode 4 of 4

Documentary series on the wonders of the human body. Michael Mosley reveals how the body defends itself, and the innovations behind a hand transplant operation.

In the final episode of Inside The Human Body, Michael Mosley reveals the ingenious ways in which your body defends itself against a hostile world - where sunlight shatters your DNA and every breath contains microbes that can kill.

We meet Cristian, a bull jumper whose muscles give him the strength to avoid a violent death, three-year-old Rowan whose internal army fights off the flu virus, and Johnny who gets injured almost every week to earn his living, relying upon his body's remarkable ability to heal

And when injuries are too severe to be repaired, we see how surgeons use medical expertise to exploit the body's natural powers of healing. Richard Edwards is filmed having his damaged hands cut off and replaced with someone else's - the first time something this radical has ever been attempted.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 21 Jun 2011 02:25

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Director Rob Liddell
Series Producer Alice Harper
Executive Producer Andrew Cohen
Producer Rob Liddell
Director Annabel Gillings
Director Gideon Bradshaw

Broadcasts

  • Thu 26 May 2011 21:00
  • Fri 27 May 2011 00:20
  • Tue 21 Jun 2011 02:25