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The Crash Test Dummy has endured a long and ruthless life of hard knocks – persistently rammed, beaten, dropped, contorted, run over, drowned, blown up and decapitated. This programme tells a remarkable story that, step by scientific step, which has resulted in a series of crucial discoveries and landmark inventions that have saved millions of lives. The crash test family has expanded from a one-size fits all male to include all body shapes and sizes including obese men and small women, children of different ages, a pregnant woman, and even a new-born crash test baby and dog. This show reveals what the crash test family have taught us over the years and uncovers the remarkable science behind the dummies themselves and the life-saving innovations that are part of our daily lives.