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Museum of Life

Episode 3: All Creatures Great and Small

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jimmy Doherty goes behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. The true image of a dodo is revealed, and a nine-foot sturgeon turns up. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green

Museum of Life

Episode 4: Discovery

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jimmy Doherty goes behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. A pioneering project finds a new species at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Sweden. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green

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Museum of Life

Episode 5: The Power of Insects

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jimmy Doherty and the team go behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum to enter the extraordinary world of insects, exploring the butterfly collection. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green
Producer:
Tim Green

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jem Stansfield investigates how the crash test dummy has become an icon for safety, one which has evolved from a simple military mannequin into a sophisticated measuring tool. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's extraordinary story fits together. Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. In the final episode, Joann discovers how Egypt's enemies exploited a country weakened by internal strife. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. She explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe and Egypt was plunged into the dark ages and civil war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher

Episode 1: The Road to the Pyramids

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Joann Fletcher explains how ancient Egypt's story fits together. In the first episode, she goes in search of the building blocks of Egyptian civilisation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joann Fletcher
Series Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Executive Producer:
Gillian Mosely
Executive Producer:
Bill Locke
Production Manager:
Chrissie Barlow
Production Coordinator:
Katie King
Assistant Producer:
Georgina Stewart
Researcher:
Harpreet Gill
Production Company:
Lion Television

Museum of Life

Episode 1: A Museum in a Modern World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Jimmy Doherty gets to grips with Darwin's finches, and a radical project aiming to hold back extinction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green
Producer:
Tim Green

Museum of Life

Episode 2: Digging up the Past

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Jimmy Doherty finds out about a new dinosaur discovery and the lessons from a 100,000-year-old human skull. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary. With unparalleled access to Pompeii and featuring cutting-edge modern technology, Mary Beard guides us through this amazing slice of the ancient world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Writer:
Mary Beard
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Film Editor:
Nigel Timperley
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Caterina Turroni
Director of photography:
David Langan
Sound Recordist:
Tim Hodge
Production Company:
Lion Television
Production Company:
At Land Productions

Museum of Life

Episode 6: A Collection for the Future

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jimmy Doherty goes behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum to see how science taking place today will impact on all of us in the future. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jimmy Doherty
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Presenter:
Liz Bonnin
Presenter:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
Ian A Hunt
Director:
Ian A Hunt
Producer:
Tim Green

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher discovers what life was like for ordinary Egyptians 3,500 years ago. She looks at the mysterious world of the ancient Egyptian afterlife. Show more