I’m getting pretty excited about the imminent broadcast of my first proper presenting gig: Walking Through Time. Here’s the trailer. Nice of Channel 4 to call me a ‘leading natural historian’. I’d better do my best to live up to that now. No pressure, eh?
Walking Through Time is officially about the latest evidence that an ice age megaflood was responsible for turning Britain into an island. But really it’s about how much fun it is to do fieldwork & make scientific discoveries (see also this post), whether you are an amateur or a professional.
I got to meet loads of brilliant people, like the deeply lovely and truly inspirational Margaret Hems, discoverer of the West Runton Mammoth, and do some very special things (I held the actual real Happisburgh hand axe!). Canoed, climbed church towers, hiked along cliff tops & through vineyards, and got horrifically seasick out in the English Channel. Not what I’d envisaged doing at 7 months pregnant, but life is full of surprises!
Make sure you watch on Saturday 6th February, 8pm, Channel 4. And join in on twitter. I’ll be on line during the broadcast, and so will megaflood scientist Jenny Collier (@geophysicsjenny) to answer your questions. Hashtag to use is #walkingthroughtime