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Future Frontiers

Episode 3 of 3

In the culmination of this scientific expedition, Liz Bonnin and the team see first-hand the impact that humans have had on the Galapagos Islands.

In the culmination of this 1,000km scientific expedition aboard the Alucia, Liz Bonnin and the team of scientific experts journey south to visit the oldest islands in the Galapagos to see first-hand the impact that humans have had on this pristine wilderness.

Back on the larger island of Isabela, where her journey first began, Liz descends into a spectacular vertical lava cave. Deep inside, she discovers how this hidden world could even provide an answer to how it might be possible to inhabit other planets.

On her last land-based stop, on Santa Cruz, Liz comes face to face with the effects of man as she explores the magical misty scalesia forests and meets scientists who are tracking the invasive species spreading throughout the islands. It is here that she also checks in on a giant tortoise population whose ancient migration pathways have come under threat from the largest human population on the archipelago, and meets a man on a mission to protect this iconic creature.

Finally, Liz dives into the deep blue waters to witness the birth of a brand new island. Coming full circle, Liz and the team are able to reflect on the importance of their missions which will help to protect the Galapagos and its extraordinary wildlife in the future. In an ever-changing world, what we learn now from these incredible living natural wonders and what we can pass on to future generations has never been more important.

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Fri 4 Jan 2019 18:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Liz Bonnin
Expert Scott Hughes
Expert Brent Garry
Expert Juan Pablo Munoz
Expert Yasuni Chiriboga
Expert Greg Lewbart
Expert Gonzalo Rivas
Expert Steve Blake
Expert Karen Harpp
Director Mike Davis
Series Producer Anthony Geffen
Editor Dominic Lester
Director of photography Julius Brighton
Director of photography Robert Hollingworth
Composer Graham Hadfield
Production Manager Becky Claridge
Assistant Producer Joanna Haley
Assistant Producer Freya Ward-Smith
Production Coordinator Cat Pollock
Production Secretary Jennie Baker
Sound Mixer John Rogerson
Sound Designer Richard Addis
Colourist Graeme Hayes
Sound Recordist Freddie Claire
Director of photography Michael Pitts
Camera Operator Kat Brown
Camera Operator Steve Hudson
Production Company Atlantic Productions

Broadcasts

  • Thu 13 Apr 2017 21:00
  • Sun 16 Apr 2017 17:35
  • Fri 12 May 2017 02:05
  • Fri 4 Jan 2019 18:00

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