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When the Monkeys met the Chimps

Brian and Robin are joined by Jane Goodall, Bill Bailey and Cat Hobaiter to discover what studying chimps has told us not only about our primate cousins but also about ourselves.

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Dr Jane Goodall DBE, comedian Bill Bailey and primatologist Dr Cat Hobaiter to find out what we've learnt in the 60 years since Jane first discovered the chimpanzees of Gombe. From tool use, to language and even to culture, her revolutionary work has transformed our understanding of our great ape cousins, and ourselves. The panel chat about how far our understanding has come in that time, and talk about their own unique close-up experiences of chimpanzees, macaques and baboons, and Bill gets a masterclass in how to speak chimp from a true expert!

Producer: Alexandra Feachem

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