Autopsy: Life and Death on Channel 4

When flicking around the UK television channels Tuesday night around 11pm, I came across something that made me hesitate before continuing on my search for something good on. I noticed that on my TV screen was the remains of a human liver that had been cut open, to which you could see in great detail signs of cancer. I thought, hey this looks quite interesting, but after a few more moments I also noticed that in the background was the actual deceased woman the organ had came from!

At first I thought, this is sick!! but after giving it a chance, I realised that it was really well presented and if you could get past the graphic imagery of a dead body being opened and explored, you could actually learn something important.

Unfortunately it has all finished now, but you can see the show on the Channel 4 website. These are the full clips of the programmes.

“These clips contain scenes of a graphic nature demonstrating disections of the human body. All bodies dissected were formally dedicated to the Institute for Plastination, Germany and the donors consented to their remains being used for educational purposes.”

Link: Autopsy: Life and Death on Channel 4

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.