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The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins

Documentary telling the story of an extraordinary 1960s experiment in which a scientist and a young woman try to teach a dolphin to speak English in a flooded house.

Documentary telling the story of the most extraordinary experiment in the history of animal science. In the 1960s, a powerful and charismatic scientist flooded a house. He then invited a young woman to live there full-time with a dolphin. Their intention was the ultimate in animal research - they wanted to teach the dolphin to speak English. What happened next would change all their lives. For the first time those involved in the experiment reveal the secrets of the Dolphin House.

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59 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Last Monday 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:10

    The Marketts

    Out Of Limits

  • 00:34

    The Byrds

    Eight Miles High


Role Contributor
Narrator Steven Macintosh
Executive Producer Mark Hedgecoe


BBC Nature: Dolphins

BBC Nature: Dolphins

Whales, dolphins and porpoises belong to the order Cetacea.