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Man's last breath broadcast.

THE moment a dying man makes his "final breath" is being broadcast in a new BBC1 series.

The second episode of Inside The Human Body, to be aired next month, sees 84-year-old Gerald die at home.

Presenter Michael Mosley said some people would criticise the broadcast, but he said it was important not to "shy away from talking about death and, when it's warranted, showing it".

He said: "I know that there are those who feel that showing a human death on television is wrong, whatever the circumstances. Although I respect this, I think there is a case to be made for filming a peaceful, natural death."

The series covers the moment of conception, a baby's first breath, the body's development to adulthood, and the way the body defends itself.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 26, 2011
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