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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Richard Fortey travels to find the survivors of mass extinction events. He focuses on a series of cataclysms over a million-year period 250 million years ago. Show more

Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures

Episode 2: Fugitive from the Fire

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Richard Fortey looks at how some species survived the catastrophic asteroid collision 65 million years ago that saw the end of the reign of the dinosaurs. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Richard Fortey looks at how some species survived the ice age which began 2.8 million years ago, triggered by changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Paleontologist Richard Fortey discovers the lives of rock pool creatures, joined by leading marine biologists in a dedicated laboratory at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Manager:
Heather Nicol
Production Department:
Julia Jamieson
Executive Producer:
Craig Hunter
Researcher:
Chloe Juyon

Dara O Briain's Science Club

Series 1

Episode 3: Extinction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science. Here, Dara and guests take a weird and wonderful look at life, death and extinction. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Nigel Paterson
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Alok Jha
Presenter:
Helen Czerski
Presenter:
Tali Sharot
Participant:
Mark Steel
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Kaye Godleman
Production Manager:
Roger Houston
Participant:
Richard Fortey
Participant:
Lucy Cooke

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 1: Hawaii: A New Eden

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Richard Fortey investigates why islands are laboratories of evolution. On Hawaii he finds honeycreeper birds, carnivorous caterpillars and silversword plants. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Camera Operator:
Sebastian Duthy
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Hannah Mounce
Participant:
Chipper Wichman
Participant:
Steve Montgomery
Participant:
Brendon Coat
Participant:
Ellie Armstrong
Participant:
Don Swanson
Participant:
Andy Rossiter
Participant:
Molly Hagerman
Participant:
Chris Warren
Participant:
Sam Gon III

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 2: Madagascar: A World Apart

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Fortey investigates why islands are laboratories of evolution. On Madagascar he discovers lemurs, the giraffe-necked weevil and the aye-aye. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Rainer Dolch
Participant:
Regis Razafiarison
Participant:
Jonah Ratsimbazafy
Participant:
Devon Edmonds
Participant:
Eddie Manatijara
Participant:
Mrs Medolin
Participant:
Karen Simmonds
Participant:
Yousef undefined
Participant:
Mad undefined

Nature's Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution

Episode 3: Madeira: Island Ark

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard Fortey travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life cycle and starts sinking back into the sea. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Fortey
Production Company:
Lion Television
Series Producer:
Shaun Trevisick
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Production Manager:
Emma Falkus
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Participant:
Umberto Silva
Participant:
Jose Jesus
Participant:
Jao Canning Claud
Participant:
Manuel Biscoito

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the Rockies, Richard Fortey explores a fossilised seabed containing bizarre life forms that have revolutionised understanding about the beginnings of complex life. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Richard Fortey explores the strange and surprising science of fungi, unlocking the story of their evolution, their mysterious life cycle and their value to both the planet and us. Show more

Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures

Episode 2: Feathered Dinosaurs

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Richard Fortey visits China to see a fossil site that has yielded remains of feathered dinosaurs and rewritten the story of the origin of birds. Show more

Fossil Wonderlands: Nature's Hidden Treasures

Episode 3: The Mammal Hothouse

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Richard Fortey investigates the remains of an ancient volcanic lake in Germany where fossils of early mammals and giant insects have been found. Show more

Free Thinking

Royal Society Science Book Prize. Adrian Owen. Science in India.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet explores science writing as the Royal Society Science Book Prize is awarded for the 30th year and explores Adrian Owen's major discovery in the field of neuroscience. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Fiona McLean
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Fortey
Interviewed Guest:
Cordelia Fine
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Owen
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Kimberley
Interviewed Guest:
Jahnavi Phalkey