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01Irish Giant2017081420171227 (R4)

Ben Garrod explores the truth about Irish Giants in the first of five stories about bones.

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod presents anthropological detective stories.

The first of five stories in which Evolutionary Biologist Ben Garrod follows a trail of clues beginning with a bone or skeleton and leading to a fascinating revelation. In this programme, Ben explores the link between an 18th century skeleton in the Hunterian Museum and Brendan Holland from County Tyrone who reached a height of 6'10" and has been diagnosed with gigantism. Ben follows a trail of clues and discovers how recent findings could mean that in the future there are no more Irish giants. Producer Sarah Blunt.

01Mary Rose Archer2017081620171229 (R4)

Ben Garrod reveals how the archers who sank with the Mary Rose could help medical science.

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod presents anthropological detective stories.

01West Runton Mammoth2017081520171228 (R4)

The unearthed bones of a mammoth are full of clues to the evolutionary past.

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod presents anthropological detective stories.

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod heads to a Norfolk beach to hear how a raging storm led to the discovery of one of the oldest mammoth skeletons ever to have been found in the UK and the best preserved skeleton of this species in the world. The skeleton revealed a treasure trove of information about life some 600,000 to 700,000 years ago.

Producer Sarah Blunt.

0101Irish Giant2017081420171227

Ben Garrod explores the truth about Irish Giants in the first of five stories about bones.

The first of five stories in which Evolutionary Biologist Ben Garrod follows a trail of clues beginning with a bone or skeleton and leading to a fascinating revelation. In this programme, Ben explores the link between an 18th century skeleton in the Hunterian Museum and Brendan Holland from County Tyrone who reached a height of 6'10" and has been diagnosed with gigantism. Ben follows a trail of clues and discovers how recent findings could mean that in the future there are no more Irish giants. Producer Sarah Blunt

If you have concerns about FIPA, the first port of call should be your GP.
Information about Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenoma (FIPA) is available at www.fipapatients.org
The Pituitary Foundation provides a confidential and non-judgemental service to pituitary patients, their carer, families and friends.
www.pituitary.org.uk
AMEND is run by patients, for patients to support and inform anyone affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia disorders and their associated endocrine tumours.
www.amend.org.uk.

The first of five stories in which Evolutionary Biologist Ben Garrod follows a trail of clues beginning with a bone or skeleton and leading to a fascinating revelation. In this programme, Ben explores the link between an 18th century skeleton in the Hunterian Museum and Brendan Holland from County Tyrone who reached a height of 6'10" and has been diagnosed with gigantism. Ben follows a trail of clues and discovers how recent findings could mean that in the future there are no more Irish giants. Producer Sarah Blunt

If you have concerns about FIPA, the first port of call should be your GP.

Information about Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenoma (FIPA) is available at www.fipapatients.org

The Pituitary Foundation provides a confidential and non-judgemental service to pituitary patients, their carer, families and friends.
Phone: 0117 370 1320
www.pituitary.org.uk

AMEND is run by patients, for patients to support and inform anyone affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia disorders and their associated endocrine tumours.
www.amend.org.uk.

0102West Runton Mammoth2017081520171228

The unearthed bones of a mammoth are full of clues to the evolutionary past.

Evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod heads to a Norfolk beach to hear how a raging storm led to the discovery of one of the oldest mammoth skeletons ever to have been found in the UK and the best preserved skeleton of this species in the world. The skeleton revealed a treasure trove of information about life some 600,000 to 700,000 years ago.

Producer Sarah Blunt.

0103Mary Rose Archer2017081620171229

Ben Garrod reveals how the archers who sank with the Mary Rose could help medical science.

0104Dodo2017081720171230

Ben Garrod reveals how the dodo might be brought back from extinction.

0105Man-eating Tiger2017081820171231

The jaws of a man-eating tiger provide new evidence about human evolution.