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BBC4 orders October’s “Can Science Make Me Perfect?”

British indie October Films has been commissioned by BBC4 to produce a scientific hour-long special hosted by Professor Alice Roberts as she sets out to craft the perfect body. Titled Can ...
June 11, 2018

British indie October Films has been commissioned by BBC4 to produce a scientific hour-long special hosted by Professor Alice Roberts as she sets out to craft the perfect body.

Titled Can Science Make Me Perfect? With Alice Roberts, the 90-minute film follows the anatomist (pictured) as she visits with medical experts in the UK to explain the human body’s biggest flaws and attempts to scientifically redesign the imperfections out of her own; thereby making it fit for modern day life.

Directed by Pete Chinn, the project will utilize a CGI sculptor and model maker to 3D print a ‘perfect’ Alice. The real life sculpture will then be exhibited as a permanent installation to 150 experts and visitors at the Science Museum in London.

October’s Gareth Cornick┬áis executive producer on the film, which was commissioned by Diene Petterle.

“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,” said Cornick in a statement. “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.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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