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Inside the Human Body, BBC One | reviews, news & interviews

Inside the Human Body, BBC One

Inside the Human Body, BBC One

CGI wizardry coupled with some wondrous science in the story of human creation

Michael Mosley tells the story of human conception and development, aided by some impressive visuals
Dr Michael Mosley has been involved in some pretty hair-raising stunts in the course of filming various biology strands for the BBC. So, I imagine he might have felt something like relief filming his new series Inside the Human Body. With neither potholing nor bungee jumping, nor tearing down a steep hill in a giant, transparent ball in the offing, the only terrifying thing the engaging presenter was required to do, at least for this opening episode of a four-parter, was to hold an hour-old baby. This was a lovely, tender moment in a film that told the story of human conception and development, and in which the presenter, for once, took a back seat and let the CGI wizardry do most of the talking.

Dr Michael Mosley has been involved in some pretty hair-raising stunts in the course of filming various biology strands for the BBC. So, I imagine he might have felt something like relief filming his new series Inside the Human Body. With neither potholing nor bungee jumping, nor tearing down a steep hill in a giant, transparent ball in the offing, the only terrifying thing the engaging presenter was required to do, at least for this opening episode of a four-parter, was to hold an hour-old baby. This was a lovely, tender moment in a film that told the story of human conception and development, and in which the presenter, for once, took a back seat and let the CGI wizardry do most of the talking.

There were lots of pause-for-thought moments, told with clarity and with just the right amount of awe

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