The Body in Question (1978)

Concept and creative process

This Jonathan Miller series was a kind of philosophical mystery tour of the human body, combining anatomy, psychology, philosophy and anthropology into an intriguing 13-part one-hour series. The brief for the title sequence was to find an intriguing way to suggest the often hidden aspects of the human body that are being brought into sharp relief by this medical science series. A sheet of white latex rubber stretched taut over various parts of the human body created the interest and intrigue in a semi-abstract sequence of live action shots, culminating in the whole human body being revealed as a background for the series title.