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Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You

100 trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. A BBC Science series, produced in partnership with The Open University, exploring the making of you.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Mondays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Final Push

Episode 1x03; Sep 28, 2015

In the last part of this epic series, Michael Mosley charts the final months of life in the womb when cartilage hardens to form the skeleton. We meet Janelly, who was born with no bones and who only survived thanks to an experimental drug.The brain i

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Final PushSep 28, 2015
1x02: Against the OddsSep 21, 2015
1x01: The First 8 WeeksSep 14, 2015
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