Are you still staying tuned? This is an extraordinary programme. Surgeon Gabriel Weston introduces us to a series of people with abilities so specific and astounding, they wouldn’t feel out of place in an X-Men film.
There’s the man who feels no pain, the woman who remembers every day of her life in detail as if it were yesterday, the artist who can see 100 million distinct colours, and the “super recogniser” with a forensically useful ability to pick out faces (of complete strangers) in a crowded railway station.
Best of all, we hear again the story of Joy Milne, who can literally smell Parkinson’s disease on people long before it is diagnosed, and whose sensory superpower could change medicine.