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The Secret Life of Breasts – Tales of the Unexpected

(Genepool Productions, 2014) Laying breasts bare in the name of science.

New science is revealing breasts in a way that we’ve never seen them before. For years we’ve been seeking perfection. Gradually we are beginning to understand the wondrous biochemistry and evolution of the breast. But now some scientists believe breasts may be a hidden toxic waste ground, living time-bombs that might endanger not only their owners – but also those who suckle at them. Putting actual breast tissue – and breast milk – to the test we investigate if these wonderful life-giving organs are under threat from the modern world, and, if so, what we can do to save them.

Episode Director: Ili Baré, Series Producer: Peter Rees, Executive Producers: Sonya Pemberton & Michael Cordell

Tales Of The Unexpected is a new strand of provocative, confronting and thoroughly entertaining science documentaries. Each episode reveals a fascinating, sometimes awkward, and frequently unsettling world where peculiar ideas are put to the test. Come with us to where nothing is quite as it seems, where diseases are diagnosed by palm-readers, where paternity uncertainty drives the mating game, and where breasts are a toxic health hazard.

 

Series Producer
PETER REES

Director
ILI BARÉ

Editor
THOM CORCORAN

Additional Editing
ANDREW COOKE

Associate Producer
CAROLINE PEGRAM
GEORGIE LEWIN
JOSEPHINE WRIGHT

Camera
GLENN HANNS

Sound Recordist
DANIEL MIAU

Script Consultant
ANDREW MASTERSON

Narrator
RACHAEL BLAKE

Music
CHARLIE CHAN MUSIC

Additional Music
“STOMPIN” COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY JESSE LETHBRIDGE

Graphics
DOMINIC BARTOLO
21:19

Audio Mix
TRACKS POST

Colourist
TRISTAN LA FONTAINE

Online Editor
MICAH RIX-HAYES

Scientific Consultant
PROFESSOR PHILIP BATTERHAM
ALICE KLEIN

Production Managers
SELINA FORBES

Additional Production Managers
PRASAN DE SILVA
COLLEEN HANNAH

Production Coordinator
ADELINE GIBSON

Production Assistant
EMMA VICKERY

Production Accountants
BRONWYN SPEZIALE
CAROL RAMIREZ

Business Affairs
KATHERINE SHORTLAND

Production Supervisor
ELOISE WILLIAMS

Head of Production
TONI MALONE

SBS Commissioning Editor
JOSEPH MAXWELL

FOR SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

Vice President of Production Management
ADDIE MORAY

Executive Producer
JOY GALANE

Executive Producer
TIM EVANS

Vice President of Development
CHRIS HOELZL

Executive Vice President of
Programming and Production
DAVID ROYLE

Special Thanks

Dr. Ralph Bright, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Professor Philip Crowe, Professor Susan Davis, Dr. Pouria Moradi, Professor Jochen Mueller, Professor David Newberg, Associate Professor Richard Payne, Dr. Anna Rotanda, Associate Professor Elizabeth Salisbury, Professor Peter Sly, Professor Kathy Tucker, Naomi Bar-Yam, Dr. Diana Zuckerman

Clera Babaya, Kat Campbell, Jen Allison & Beatrix Chamberlain, Helen & Brody Brind, Leander Collins, Lolomi, Cassius, and Delilah Collins, Jessica & Henry Donovan, Suzanna Elliott-Newth, Antigone Foster & Tycho Shave, Sarah & Thomas Fennell, Samantha & Declan Furniss, Kayla & Adriane Haye, Taryn Ireland, Abid Jumane, Imogen Kelly, Jessica & Sierra Korenic, Peter Lovely Gitish & Aiya Misagh, Joe Modafferi, Stephen Prowser, Cristine Rara, Carol Rashleigh, Lauren Salmon & Zane Lee, Valeh & Jayda Sedghi, Vanessa & Tochukwu Smtih, Wendy Spenser, Emma Stewart

Bendon Bras, Byron Bay Community Markets, Macquarie Cosmetic
Medicine, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (USA), National Research Center for Women & Families (USA), National Research Center for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, Pink Hope, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Terry White Chemists, Think 24 hour Fitness

Author of 'Breasts: a natural and unnatural history': Florence Williams

Executive Producers
SONYA PEMBERTON &
MICHAEL CORDELL

GENEPOOL PRODUCTIONS

SMITHSONIAN NETWORK

Produced In Association with SBS

PRINCIPAL INVESTOR
SCREEN AUSTRALIA

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