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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

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