In January 2005, Channel 4 broadcast a unique piece of event television. Now released on double DVD, controversial anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens lays bare the intricacy and beauty of the human design and lifts the lid on the mysteries of our own bodies. At the heart of each programme is a human dissection, carried out by controversial anatomist Dr. Guther von Hagens, and commentary by pathologist Professor John A. Lee.
Anatomy is not a scientific theory or a political fashion. It doesn't change from year to year and its position as the bedrock on which modern medicine has been built doesn't alter. It is, quite simply, the study of the way we are made.
* Four episodes explaining movement, circulation, digestion and reproduction, each centering on a live public autopsy
* The Anatomists: Gunther von Hagens - a 50 minute documentary on the controversial Body Worlds exhibition and public autopsy, tracing the history of anatomy, the depiction of the body in art and the use of dissection to entertain as well as to further medical science