How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth?
When veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in 2004  few suspected that he was yet to uncover his greatest story. What  happened to his body as it lay in a funeral home would reveal a story of  modern day grave robbery and helped smash a body-snatching ring that  had made millions of dollars by chopping up and selling-off over 1000  bodies. Dead bodies have become big business.
Each  year millions of people’s lives are improved by the use of tissue from  the dead. Bodies are used to supply spare parts, and for surgeons to  practice on.
Horizon investigates the medical  revolution that has created an almost insatiable demand for body parts  and uncovers the growing industry and grisly black market that supplies  human bodies for a price.
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How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth?

When veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in 2004 few suspected that he was yet to uncover his greatest story. What happened to his body as it lay in a funeral home would reveal a story of modern day grave robbery and helped smash a body-snatching ring that had made millions of dollars by chopping up and selling-off over 1000 bodies. Dead bodies have become big business.

Each year millions of people’s lives are improved by the use of tissue from the dead. Bodies are used to supply spare parts, and for surgeons to practice on.

Horizon investigates the medical revolution that has created an almost insatiable demand for body parts and uncovers the growing industry and grisly black market that supplies human bodies for a price.

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    Interesting.