Plant Detectives w/t (6 x 30′) – An ambitious series that aims to discover how plants can offer understanding of Britain’s changing landscape and other forms of wildlife. With increasing interest in what the outdoors has to offer, this series offers an exciting and engaging window into our own ‘green and pleasant land’, and a crucial snapshot of Britain’s biodiversity from the ground up.
The series is presented by new talent: Royal Horticultural Society gold medallist and landscape gardener, Chris Myers and his Labrador, Lottie; one of Britain’s top botanists Dr Trevor Dines and Lichenologist Sally Eaton. Together, using innovative approaches they will investigate our wildlife, analyse the changes that have taken place in the British landscape and flora over the past 50 years, and discover why and what it means for our natural environment now and in the future.
Each week, Chris and a team of expert botanists will join forces with local naturalists to search our cities and countryside and discover what grows where in Britain today and why – using bold experiments, exciting plant hunts in unexpected places and by comparing species distribution maps dating back as far as 1962. The series will also present some surprising and challenging information about the state of our natural history, looking ahead to reveal what the future may hold for our natural environment and the great British backyard.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Bigballs Films
TX: Cwmni Da (Good Company), North Wales
Source: Channel 4 press release