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Our Relationship with Animals

Chris Packham discusses his 'animal symphony', Will Abberley reviews a Wellcome Collection show, Helen Pilcher on the science of de-extinction and Alan Hook on computing for cats.

Shahidha Bari and guests look at our relationship with animals.

Chris Packham discusses his 'animal symphony' composed with musician Nitin Sawhney for a new documentary exploring animal reactions to music. Darwin expert and New Generation Thinker Will Abberley reviews an exhibition considering our relationship with the rest of the living world. Science writer Helen Pilcher explains the new science behind 'De-extinction'. Alan Hook describes his research into playfulness and computer games for cats.

Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction by Helen Pilcher is out now.

Making Nature at the Wellcome Collection in London runs until the 21st of May.

The Animal Symphony is on Sky Arts on the 9th December at 6pm, then on demand.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

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Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Nitin Sawhney
Interviewed Guest Will Abberley
Interviewed Guest Helen Pilcher
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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