BBC4 has commissioned a landmark special from October Films, which follows Professor Alice Roberts as she sets out to design and create a scientifically perfect body – using herself as the starting model.
In Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts (1×90’) anatomist Roberts visits experts to help her redesign the flaws out of her own human body and make it fit for life in the 21st Century. Using science and natural history research, the programme uncovers the secrets of natural selection and reveals what our bodies would look like if we took them back to the drawing board.
CGI sculptor Scott Eaton and SFX and model maker Sangeet Probakar will 3D print the ‘perfect Alice’ as a real life sculpture that will be revealed to an audience of 150 experts and visitors at the Science Museum in London. The sculpture is to be displayed as a permanent installation in the museum.
Gareth Cornick, Executive Producer for October Films says: “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 real passion and enthusiasm. There is no book written on how to design the perfect body, so following the science Alice takes us on a truly novel and revelatory journey that highlights the imperfections of being human and lets you truly appreciate the incredible designs evolution has created in the animal kingdom. When Alice finally comes face to face with herself as a perfect sculpture her reaction is priceless! Even as a professor of anatomy, Alice finds out that on this particular journey, evolution still has a thing or two to teach her.”
Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts is directed by Pete Chinn, executive produced by Gareth Cornick and was commissioned by Diene Petterle.
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