Three programmes about people with a passion for science.


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Brendan Godley is a crusading biologist who aims to save the Mediterranean sea turtle from extinction.

This summer in Cyprus, he is on the beaches defending scarce egg-laying sites.

Narrated by Richard Wilson


When the police cannot find a killer, amateur sleuth Charlie Parker steps in.

Armed with the latest in forensic technology, his organisation is helping to bring murderers to justice in the south Texas town of San Antonio.

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Max Henderson believes the people of New Britain in the South Pacific should be adopting low-tech logging techniques to save their forests.

They, on the other hand, think the world will end in the year 2000, so want to sell every tree they have.

Will there be any woodland left in a year-and-a-half's time?