The two-part series will see the stand-up comedian and writer travel the world on a mission to "track down the world's most endangered jobs in a bid to become a living filing cabinet of soon to be lost skills.
"Should these threatened professions Sara encounters be protected from the unforgiving pace of the modern world, or is it time to move with the times?"
Sara Pascoe says: "The world is changing and I'm going to find out what that means to people's everyday lives. This is a chance for me to learn about the history, politics, and technology of these fascinating countries and pick up new skills just as they're about to stop existing. I'm also going to do some Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley impressions and climb a really high tree even though the BBC has said they won't insure me."
Laura Gibson, creative director at production company Talkback, says: "We're thrilled to be working with the multi-talented Sara on this exciting project, she's the perfect person to explore these various cultures and I have no doubt she will master all the dying professions she encounters."
The two hour-long episodes of The Last Woman On Earth are expected to be shown on BBC Two later this year.
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