The plan is to film the body decomposing, which could take several months, in London’s Science Museum, though not in an area open to the public. “We hope experts can learn more about the processes involved and that the data collected by the project can help forensic pathologists in murder investigations,” said Simon Andreae, Channel 4’s head of science and education.
Channel 4 in the UK is looking for someone with a terminal illness, says the Guardian. Not that difficult finding someone, obviously, lots of people are terminal. But Channel 4 wants to televise the eventual corpse as it rots. It’s meant to be a scientific experiment, of course. Educational. Good way for the kids to learn about the body. The channel has prided itself in the past on being controversial, airing such nasty fare as an autopsy, a documentary on bestiality, freshly aborted fetuses, and a seance that attempted to contact teenage suicide victims.