Gallery 1, Episode 4 - Meeting Four
Writer and journalist Victoria Finlay mentions the life of Pliny the Elder: naturalist, observer and the man who claimed that hedgehogs stole apples by climbing up trees, falling backwards and piercing the fruit with their spikes.
Kevin Day talks about our misunderstandings about the Battle of Waterloo and some of the more unusual stories behind the famous conflict, such as the story of Lord Uxbridge's leg.
Alastair Fothergill, who worked on several natural history programmes such as The Blue Planet, talks about the hairy angler fish, which he discovered while filming, as well as talking about how he nearly killed David Attenborough.
The full episode title is "Meeting Four - Rooms 30-32: The Battle of Waterloo, Pliny the Elder, The Hairy Angler Fish".
- Wednesday 12th March 2008
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|John Lloyd||Host / Presenter|
|Bill Bailey||Host / Presenter|