Coming up on Channel 4 next week is a controversial 4-part series called Anatomy for Beginners. Fronted by the rather odious showman, Gunther von Hagens of Bodyworlds fame, it consists of a series of human dissections, starting with the flaying of a fresh cadaver. Colin Blakemore speaking on Front Row pronounced it gruesome but fascinating and informative. The show includes illustrations drawn on live, naked models -- somewhat gratuitously according to Blakemore. The show runs Monday 24 January to Thursday on Channel 4, 23.05. Is it a useful contribution to the demystification of death, or is it tasteless and unethical? Answers on a posting please.