Michael Mosley reveals how, minute by minute, from first breath to last, the human body performs countless small miracles to keep us alive.
Following a dramatic water birth the programme journeys through the heart, seeing how that first breath leads to a re-plumbing of the entire circulatory system.
Remarkable people demonstrate how well the human body adapts to extreme environments: Herbert, who can hold his breath for nine minutes; Wim, who swims in water so cold it would kill a normal person; and Debbie, who has lived for 10 years on a diet of crisps.
Thursday 12 May
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
Michael Mosley embarks on an astonishing voyage through the world’s most complex organism – humans. He brings to life the very latest scientific advances by combining spectacular CGI with fascinating human stories.
Inside The Human Body starts with the story of our creation, swimming with millions of sperm on their long and dangerous journey to fertilise a single egg and discovering the ingenious ways a woman’s body takes control to select the very best. Michael meets two mothers: one who has borne 16 children and has been pregnant for more than 12 years in total; and Diane, from Leeds, who has beaten odds of 10,000 to 1 to conceive non-identical triplets.
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