Did any of you watch the first episode of a brand new BBC1 series called "Inside the Human Body"? It aired last night for the first time and I watched in total amazement. OK, so most of you who follow my posts will know that I avidly watch any science programs... I know I am a captive audience, but seriously, the visual effects were absolutely beautiful and the program captivating.
I particularly appreciated the fact that the presenter - Michael Mosley - tackled the issues without superfluous medical jargon, using plain language. His enthusiasm was infectious and I found myself smiling as I listened to him.
Above is a short extract from the program, and below are a number of shots - kindly provided to us by JellyFish Pictures - that show some of the amazing imagery created for the program.
This video is a short extract from my favourite sequence in the whole episode which actually made me pause and rewind a couple of times. It explains and shows how the human face is formed inside the womb and how the "order" in which each feature is formed is directly related to the fact that humans evolved from fish. It then goes on to demonstrate how this relates to the very high number of children born with cleft palates around the world.
Which leads me nicely on to the subject of a well known charity called "Operation Smile". They go around the world carrying out operations on children with cleft palate. They were featured in this program and deserve much praise.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate JellyFish Pictures who produced the visual effects in this first episode. You can read more about their involvement in this program here.
Those of you outside of the UK who do not have access to BBC1 will probably find this story annoying, but with a bit of luck, this program will make its way to your screens soon. In the meantime, you can enjoy these amazing shots.