Museum of Life (film)

Museum of Life is a 2010 BBC Two documentary, that takes a look behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London. It is introduced and co-presented by Jimmy Doherty, who was a volunteer at the Natural History Museum ten years previously.[1] Other presenters are Kate Bellingham, Liz Bonnin, Mark Carwardine, and Chris van Tulleken.

Museum of Life
Directed bySophie Elwin-Harris
Ian A. Hunt
Richard Farish
Presented byJimmy Doherty
Kate Bellingham
Liz Bonnin
Mark Carwardine
Chris van Tulleken
Composer(s)David Ayers
Felix Tod
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Ludo Graham
Producer(s)Sophie Elwin-Harris
Ian A. Hunt
Richard Farish
Production company(s)BBC Cymru Wales
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release18 March (2010-03-18) 
22 April 2010 (2010-04-22)

The six-part program ranges over topics such as the care and maintenance of the museum's 70 million specimens, and the relevance of research by the museum scientists to contemporary problems such as biodiversity loss and the spread of tropical disease.[2]


Episode No.Title of EpisodeOriginal Air Date
1. "A Museum in a Modern World" 18 March 2010
2. "Digging Up the Past" 25 March 2010
3. "All Creatures Great and Small" 1 April 2010
4. "Discovery" 8 April 2010
5. "The Power of Insects" 15 April 2010
6. "A Collection for the Future" 22 April 2010


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