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This looks like it should be an excellent show. I’ll certainly be watching, though my housemate did comment that it was slightly unfortunate that I felt the need to watch a ‘Beginners’ show just days after I did my anatomy exam.
I’m not entirely sure on the ethical side of this exercise, but things that increase the general public’s knowledge of health issues are generally positive, and provided the cadaver was donated with informed consent about the TV dissection, then I think it would be difficult to pick any particularly strong ethical arguments out of the situation. Though I admit that I’m not entirely familiar with the background of the programme, so I can’t say that I’m entirely comfortable with the concept. But we’ll see. The show itself should be great.