Medical investigative drama Body of Proof – a gripping series which focuses on a medical examiner’s efforts to balance the demands of her professional life, dealing with solving cases and analysing bodies, with her personal life – starts on the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127) on Tuesday, June 16 at 20h55 and continues every Tuesday thereafter.
The show stars Dana Delany, who first came to public attention in China Beach and also starred in Desperate Housewives, as Dr Megan Hunt a top-flight neurosurgeon, until she had a life-changing automobile accident and then accidentally killed a patient on the operating table. But rather than end her medical career, Hunt becomes a medical examiner and develops a reputation for greying the line of where her job ends and the police begin their work.
While filming, technical advisers made sure that the procedures portrayed in the series were correct. Delany reveals that she attended four real-life autopsies as part of research for her role: “I love the science, it’s been fascinating. The only downside originally was that I couldn’t eat turkey sausages because of their similarity to intestines but I got over that!”
The actress explains what drew her to the role: “I love it that she’s often psychically tortured, intelligent and flawed. The show combines a good mystery with great characters. My challenge was to make Dr Hunt more human. It’s interesting because as the storyline develops she lets these dead people teach her how to live. She’s learning to be vulnerable and admit that while she might know everything in terms of her work, she doesn’t know anything about the human heart, particularly when it comes to her private life.”
Season One of Body of Proof starts on the Sony Channel on Tuesday, June 16, at 20h55. The cast also includes Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks, Mary Mouser and John Carroll Lynch.
Sony Channel airs on DStv (Channel 127).