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October films wins BBC4 commission to create the perfect body

BBC4 has commissioned a landmark production from UK producer October Films, in which Professor Alice Roberts will set out to design and create a scientifically perfect body. Entitled Can Science Make Me Perfect?, the 90 minute special will see anatomist Roberts visit experts to get scientific inspiration to help her redesign the flaws out of her own human body and make it fit for life in the 21st Century.

In the show, medical experts will explain the human body’s biggest flaws and how adaptations could provide inspiration for her re-designed body. Then, aided by a CGI sculptor and model maker, the ‘perfect’ Alice will be 3D printed as a real life sculpture and revealed to 150 experts and visitors at the Science Museum in London.

Gareth Cornick, executive producer for October Films, said: “As an anatomist, this is Alice Roberts at her very best. From the moment we agreed to work on the project together she led the charge with passion and enthusiasm. There is no book written on how to design the perfect body, so Alice takes us on a revelatory journey that highlights the imperfections of being human and lets you appreciate the incredible designs evolution has created in the animal kingdom.”