Episode 1: Gavin Francis, Adventures in Human Being

We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning author Gavin Francis leads the reader through the most intimate landscape of all: our own bodies.

Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor Gavin combines first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. Francis leads the reader on an adventure offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot.

Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health.