In a landmark series, the BBC reveals the secrets of the human body and what biological and chemical processes support life.
Produced in partnership with The Open University, Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed, will be broadcast on BBC Two on Monday 25 September 2017, 9pm. In this three-part series, doctors and presenters, Chris and Xand van Tulleken uncover the mysteries of the human body. By tracing the remarkable journey that we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth, they reveal the latest science that is changing the way we think about ourselves.
Through a combination of experiments, cutting-edge research and ground-breaking graphics, the series reveals the extraordinary stories hidden within each and everyone of us; of how we survive, how we grow, and how we learn.
"A fascinating insight into the human body"
Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences at The Open University, Dr Claire Rostron, is one of the academic consultants on the series and said:
The series provides a fascinating insight into the human body and the amazingly complex processes within us. Each episode introduces audiences to the inner workings of the body in action, with state of the art graphics that offer incredible detail.
To accompany the series The Open University has created an augmented reality app which uses smartphone cameras to animate 3D models of the heart, liver and brain. Showing how the systems and organs in your body work, this app works with the free poster accompanying the series and can even function in "selfie" mode so users can see the animated organ outside their own body.
Head of Broadcast and Partnerships at the OU, Dr Caroline Ogilvie, said:
“We hope that this exciting and innovative use of digital technology will help viewers gain a real insight into the way our brains, hearts, and livers work – and just as important, how to keep them healthy.”
For courses related to the series, interactive content, and a FREE poster, visit OpenLearn.
Commissioned for The Open University by Dr Caroline Ogilvie
Nominated Academics: Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Claire Rostron; Senior Lecturer in Neurophysiology, Kerry Murphy
Media Fellows: Iain Gilmour; Janet Sumner
Broadcast Project Manager: David Bloomfield
Online Project Producer: Georgia Axtell-Powell