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The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History

Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin chronicle the history of rubbish and explore how what we throw away tells us about the way we live our lives.

In a unique science experiment, Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin chronicle the history of rubbish and explore how what we throw away tells us about the way we live our lives. With unprecedented access to one of the UK's largest landfill sites, the team of experts spend three days carrying out tests all over the site, revealing the secret world of rubbish. They also carry out three other 'archaeological' digs into historic landfills to chart the evolution of our throwaway society. Ultimately, their quest is to discover whether the items we throw away today have any value for tomorrow's world.

1 hour, 29 minutes

On TV

Next Wednesday 21:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:45

    Eurythmics

    Sweet Dreams

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter George McGavin
Presenter Zoe Laughlin
Executive Producer Harry Bell
Writer Craig Collinson
Director Craig Collinson
Producer Yvonne Gray

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