Mummification on a real corpse. The scientists were literally embalming a freshly deceased cadaver in front of cameras.
Now, I'm not being prudish here, but I personally don't think that 14 year olds should be watching actual dead bodies being sliced open, excavated and stuffed with bags of linen.
This show was being televised bang on the dot of the watershed- at 9.00. Primetime television. Channel 4 know full well that children are still watching national television at 9.00 in the evening.
Well, I've done a little research and discovered that the age restriction for watching this show is on the Channel 4 website- 16. To give credit to Channel 4, I think that's a reasonable age restriction. However, it soon becomes clear that the real audience watching the show online are a lot younger than that- the first advert to come up before the documentary is for children's cereal Coco Pops. You remember the one! With the cartoon monkey who loves the chocolatey goodness of Coco Pops.
The target audience of this show are the same people who eat Coco Pops. Really???
So, what was the purpose of mummifying a body? Well, according to the Channel 4 website, it's to find out how Egyptian bodies were mummified in the same way. I wouldn't say that that is a good reason for the show, nor does it make decent entertainment.
For God's sake, don't watch the show and please do send an email of complaint to Channel 4.