Alice Roberts and Ben Garrod, The Day The Dinosaurs Died

The Day The Dinosaurs Died investigates the greatest vanishing act in the history of our planet - the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Experts suspect that the dinosaurs were wiped out after a city-sized asteroid smashed into the Gulf of Mexico causing a huge crater. But until now, they haven't had any proof. In a world first, evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod joins a multi-million pound drilling expedition into the exact spot the asteroid hit to get hard evidence of the link. The team overcomes huge obstacles as it attempts to drill 1,500 metres beneath sea level to pull up rock from the Chicxulub crater. Meanwhile, paleopathologist Professor Alice Roberts travels the globe meeting top scientists and gaining exclusive access to a mass fossil graveyard in New Jersey - believed to date from the same time the asteroid hit. Alice also treks by horseback across the remote plains of Patagonia, to see if the effects of the asteroid impact could have wiped out dinosaurs across the world - almost immediately. Alice and Ben's investigations reveal startling new evidence of a link between the asteroid and the death of the dinosaurs, presenting a vivid picture of the most dramatic 24 hours in our planet's history. They illustrate what happened in the seconds and hours after the impact, revealing that had the huge asteroid struck the Earth a moment earlier, or later, the destruction might not have been total for the dinosaurs. And if they still roamed the world, we humans may never have come to rule the planet.

The Day The Dinosaurs Died investigates the greatest vanishing act in the history of our planet - the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Experts suspect that the dinosaurs were wiped out after a city-sized asteroid smashed into the Gulf of Mexico causing a huge crater. But until now, they haven't had any proof. In a world first, evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod joins a multi-million pound drilling expedition into the exact spot the asteroid hit to get hard evidence of the link. The team overcomes huge obstacles as it attempts to drill 1,500 metres beneath sea level to pull up rock from the Chicxulub crater.

Meanwhile, paleopathologist Professor Alice Roberts travels the globe meeting top scientists and gaining exclusive access to a mass fossil graveyard in New Jersey - believed to date from the same time the asteroid hit. Alice also treks by horseback across the remote plains of Patagonia, to see if the effects of the asteroid impact could have wiped out dinosaurs across the world - almost immediately.

Alice and Ben's investigations reveal startling new evidence of a link between the asteroid and the death of the dinosaurs, presenting a vivid picture of the most dramatic 24 hours in our planet's history. They illustrate what happened in the seconds and hours after the impact, revealing that had the huge asteroid struck the Earth a moment earlier, or later, the destruction might not have been total for the dinosaurs. And if they still roamed the world, we humans may never have come to rule the planet.

Steve Leonard and Vim Kumaratunga - Trust Me, I'm A Vet

Trust Me, I'm A Vet 

Confirmed for BBC Two on 3 May at 8pm to 9pm

There are almost 60 million pets in the UK* and, from flea collars and worm treatments to vaccinations and vet bills, pet owners now spend tens of billions of pounds a year on their health. But what do our pets really need to have a long and healthy life?

Your pet can’t tell you - but science can. In this new series, a team of practising vets use the latest veterinary research, access to world-leading experts and brand new science to seek out the very best advice for taking care of your pet. 

In this episode, Steve Leonard investigates the latest research into mineral content in pet food, and discovers that many fail to meet guidelines. Steve finds out whether feeding these foods to your pet over the long term could lead to health problems and uncovers what pet owners can do about it.

An astonishing 80 percent of cats and dogs have gum disease, which can lead to serious health issues - so to tackle the problem, Judy Puddifoot runs a unique experiment to find the best way to keep your pet’s teeth clean. Alice Rhodes demonstrates how to save your pet’s life if it’s hit by a car - a few simple steps at the scene of the accident can make a big difference to their chance of survival.

And Vim Kumaratunga uncovers the latest techniques to avoid a serious bone disease that affects over half of all pet reptiles. As well as feeding them a calcium-rich diet and providing the right heat and lighting conditions, Vim uncovers the latest research on a type of UV light that could help avoid the disease completely.

Each episode of the series will be based at one of the country’s leading vet schools. This episode comes from the Royal Veterinary College, near London.

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Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan- UK Tour on Sale Below

Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet - from South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska - and will definitely have some interesting answers! This is a show for any wildlife enthusiast who wants to enjoy the spell-binding stories of the natural world from a man who has experienced danger face to face.

Throughout autumn audiences all over the UK are invited to listen and interact with Gordon Buchanan as the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC ‘Animal Family and Me’ series shares an insight into his incredible experiences with some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.

Sept 26th Morecambe, Platform Theatre - 01524 582803 GET TICKETS HERE

Sept 27th Oban, Corran Halls - 01631 567333 GET TICKETS HERE

Sept 28th Inverness, Eden Court - 01463 234234 GET TICKETS HERE

29th Sept Aberdeen, Tivoli Theatre - 01224 641122 GET TICKETS HERE

30th Sept Glasgow, Mitchell Library- 0141 353 8000 GET TICKETS HERE

1st Oct Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre - 01786 466666 GET TICKETS HERE

2nd Oct Buxton, Opera House -01298 72190 GET TICKETS HERE

3rd Oct Sheffield, City Hall - 0114 2789789  GET TICKETS HERE

4th Oct Malvern Theatres: Forum Theatre - 01684 892277 GET TICKETS HERE

5th Oct Cheddar Arts- GET TICKETS HERE

6th Oct Colchester, Charter Hall - 01206 573948 GET TICKETS HERE

7th Oct Redhill Harlequin Theatre - 01737 276500 GET TICKETS HERE

8th Oct Bristol Grammar School Performing Arts Centre -  0117 259 1532 GET TICKETS HERE

9th Oct Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn - 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE

10th Oct Reading, The Hexagon - 0118 9606060 GET TICKETS HERE

11th Oct Coventry, Warwick Arts - 024 76524524 GET TICKETS HERE

12th Oct Oxford Abingdon  - GET TICKETS HERE

14th Oct Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University - 01223 352932 GET TICKETS HERE

15th Oct London RGS - 020 7609 1800 GET TICKETS HERE

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels, as Gordon Buchanan delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, his tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.

 

 

 

Liz Bonnin - Galapagos with Liz Bonnin (Episode 3)

Galapagos With Liz Bonnin Watch episode 3  BBC1 on 13 April at 9pm   On the final leg of this mission, Liz Bonnin and a team of scientific experts look at what the future holds for the Galapagos and the human impact on these islands. The team scan a spectacular lava cave, track giant tortoises and dive into the deep blue waters to witness the birth of a brand new island. By bringing together the findings of their scientific research they hope to find a way of protecting Galapagos' future.   ‘...their expedition is another feast for the eyes' Telegraph ‘The footage, taken with blue light, of a coral reef off Scalesia is breathtaking, while the sight of giant tortoises lumbering through the vegetation is both charming and magisterial... it’s absolutely spectacular’ Radio Times ‘an embarrassment of riches, both natural and televisual’ The Sunday Times ‘fascinating’ The Sunday Telegraph 'utterly transfixing' The Observer 'glorious... spectacular' Daily Mail ‘The filming on this series is simply stunning #Galapagos superbly presented by @lizbonnin’ @SimonBeale on Twitter ‘Amazing BBC at its best. Just another wonderful show which justifies the license fee’ @patsyatticus on Twitter   All three episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for a limited time  Come face to face with hammerhead sharks in 360 VR on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AtlanticProductions   SERIES DIRECTOR: Mike Davis - SERIES PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen EDITOR: Robbie Pettigrew -  SOUND - Freddie Claire CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Hollingworth, Michael Pitts & Julius Brighton POST PRODUCTION: Picture: Clear Cut / Sound: Halo Post Galapagos is an Atlantic Productions Film in co-production with Alucia Productions for BBC www.atlanticproductions.tv

Galapagos With Liz Bonnin

Watch episode 3  BBC1 on 13 April at 9pm

 

On the final leg of this mission, Liz Bonnin and a team of scientific experts look at what the future holds for the Galapagos and the human impact on these islands. The team scan a spectacular lava cave, track giant tortoises and dive into the deep blue waters to witness the birth of a brand new island. By bringing together the findings of their scientific research they hope to find a way of protecting Galapagos' future.

 

‘...their expedition is another feast for the eyes' Telegraph

‘The footage, taken with blue light, of a coral reef off Scalesia is breathtaking, while the sight of giant tortoises lumbering through the vegetation is both charming and magisterial... it’s absolutely spectacular’ Radio Times

‘an embarrassment of riches, both natural and televisual’ The Sunday Times

‘fascinating’ The Sunday Telegraph

'utterly transfixing' The Observer

'glorious... spectacular' Daily Mail

‘The filming on this series is simply stunning #Galapagos superbly presented by @lizbonnin’ @SimonBeale on Twitter

‘Amazing BBC at its best. Just another wonderful show which justifies the license fee’ @patsyatticus on Twitter

 

All three episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for a limited time 

Come face to face with hammerhead sharks in 360 VR on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/AtlanticProductions

 

SERIES DIRECTOR: Mike Davis - SERIES PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen

EDITOR: Robbie Pettigrew -  SOUND - Freddie Claire

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Hollingworth, Michael Pitts & Julius Brighton

POST PRODUCTION: Picture: Clear Cut / Sound: Halo Post

Galapagos is an Atlantic Productions Film in co-production with Alucia Productions for BBC
www.atlanticproductions.tv