Body Donors – Life after Death


Duration

2 x 60’


Year of Production

2015


Production Company

Daisybeck Studios and GroupM Entertainment


Commissioned By

Channel 5 UK


Definition

HD

This insightful documentary follows the journeys of two people who courageously decide to donate their bodies to medical science. Our two donors, Mike Bowyer and Diana King, have both chosen to bequeath their bodies to science. In the months leading up to their deaths, we tell their stories, meet their loved ones and find out why they decided to donate their bodies. As their journeys beyond death begin, we follow them through two medical institutes where their bodies take on a life of their own. Mike becomes a valuable learning tool for anatomy students during a ‘Meet the Cadaver’ session and Diana helps surgeons master pioneering techniques for hip replacements. When their bodies are no longer needed, a final memorial service brings staff, students and relatives together to acknowledge the donors’ massive contribution to medical science.

Winner (2016): Factual Series, Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards