Preview – Galapagos

Mission Galapagos
Programme Name: Galapagos - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: at the Caldera edge of Wolf Volcano on Isabela, Galapagos. Liz Bonnin - (C) Atlantic Productions - Photographer: Freddie Claire

Liz Bonnin, who is currently in Australia taking part in Stargazing Live, is now also the presenter of this new documentary about the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

The islands are mainly famous for helping Charles Darwin create his theory of evolution in 1835. Bonnin and her team undergo their own exploration of the islands using the latest technology.

In this opening episode of this three-part series, Bonnin hunts for endangered pink iguanas on Galapagos’ largest volcano, attempts to find new species using a submersible, and goes to the most remote of the islands to look for giant tortoises – a species that over 300 years to get a scientific name, because all the scientists who found them, including Darwin, kept eating them.

Galapagos is on BBC One at 21.00.