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Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts

Anatomist Alice Roberts embarks on a quest to rebuild her own body from scratch, taking inspiration from the very best designs the natural world has to offer.

Anatomist Alice Roberts embarks on an audacious scientific stunt - to rebuild her own body from scratch, editing out errors left behind by evolution; to create the perfect body. With the help of one of the world's best virtual sculptors, Scott Eaton, and top SFX model maker Sangeet Prabhaker, Alice creates a life-size model of the perfect human body, to be revealed in front of 150 people at London's Science Museum.

Through natural selection, animals have evolved incredible biological designs, from supersharp senses to superpowered limbs. Alice is on a hunt to find the very best designs the natural world has to offer and use them to fix the flaws in our own human anatomy.

By meeting leading medical and animal experts, Alice finds out what the body's biggest problems are, and how amazing adaptations in the rest of the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for her perfect body. Using incredible CGI to morph her existing body into new forms, she demonstrates how rethinking our bodies could overcome millennia of natural selection.

Finally, in an epic reveal, Alice unveils the life-sized model of her perfect self in the Science Museum. There, in front of an audience, Alice meets the 'perfect human' version of herself for the first time.

Ambitious, audacious and packed with cutting-edge science, Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts challenges everything you thought you knew about the perfect body.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Jun 2018 23:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 01:26

    Giorgio Moroder

    Don't Let Go

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Expert Scott Eaton
Expert Sangeet Prabhaker
Expert Roger Highfield
Expert Monica Daley
Expert Tim Jones
Expert Emily Saunders
Expert Iain Lyburn
Expert Neil Bradbury
Expert Alex Lyon
Expert Anjali Goswami
Expert Lizi Bryant
Expert Martin Birchall
Expert Badrul Hussain
Expert Trevor Cox
Expert Anita Sturnham
Expert Christopher Michaels
Director of photography Dave Wickham
Sound Recordist Adam Scourfield
On-line editing Paul Ingvarsson
Re-recording mixer Tim Wheeler
Assistant Producer Fiona Turnock
Editor Steve Blackwell
Production Manager Mari Hardwick
Director Peter Chinn
Executive Producer Gareth Cornick
Production Company October Films Ltd

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