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In Praise of Flies

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by David Baddiel, fly champion Erica McAlister and zoologist Matthew Cobb to sing the praises of those most maligned of all insects, the flies.

In Praise of Flies

Brian Cox and Robin Ince kick off a new series of Infinite Monkey Cage with a look at probably the least revered or liked group of insects, the flies. They are joined by fly sceptic David Baddiel , fly enthusiast and champion Dr Erica McAlister and maggot expert Matthew Cobb to discover why a life without flies would be no life at all. Can Erica and Matthew persuade David to put his fly gun down and learn to love those pesky pests, or is their reputation for being disgusting and annoying justified? What would a planet without flies look like?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem

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39 minutes

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Mon 11 Jan 2021 16:30

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