The Human Face 01
Face to Face
The Human Face is a 4 part BBC series that examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion. John Cleese,
actor, comedian, visiting professor, and best-selling author on
psychology, sets out on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of
identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask
of life itself. This four-part series combines art, technology and
deeply moving human interest stories to uncover the secrets of the
human face. Paul Ekman served as scientific adviser.
The series opens with an epic journey to uncover the secrets of the
human face. In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique.
It reveals your personality, your genetic and cultural identity and it
can be read like a book. Family resemblances, facial recognition and
the purpose of the face and its features are all part of a story that
begins in the oceans five hundred million years ago. We conclude with
the multi-racial face of the future and the pioneering work of surgeons
in Kentucky who are preparing for the world’s first facial transplant.