Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

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Byline: JANE SHILLING

INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY 9PM, BBC1 With any luck, the yells of protest that greeted Michael Mosley's tender and respectful account last week of the end of a human life should have increased, rather than diminished, the audience for his vividly illustrated journey around the human body. Turning his attention to the brain, that miraculous organ that takes almost 20 years to mature, he explains with the assistance of his 16-year-old son, Daniel, exactly why teenagers are so exasperating.

A303: HIGHWAY TO THE SUN 9PM, BBC4 Tom Fort wears capacious corduroy trousers, drives one of those halftimbered cars and quotes Hilaire Belloc. "A road," said Belloc, "is one of the primal things that move us, like fire, a roof above us, or two voices in the night." The particular road that moves Fort is the A303, which begins outside Basingstoke and runs for 100 miles or so, deep into Devon. Just off it, unperceived by the motorists rushing towards the beaches of the south-west, are marvels. …

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