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Greenlit: Survivors, BBC4

Survivors (1 x 60′) –  It is estimated that 99 per cent of Earth’s species have become extinct. Professor Richard Fortey of the Natural History Museum discovers what allows the very few that survive to carry on going – perhaps not for ever, but certainly far beyond normal species life-expectancy. What makes a survivor when other species drop like flies?

From the jellyfish to the crocodile this series focuses on the survivors whose biographies stretch back millions of years and who can teach humans how it is possible to survive a mass extinction event.

Channel: BBC4

Producer: Dangerous Productions

TX: 2011

Source: BBC Press Office

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