Secrets of Bones

Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod presents a six-part series looking at how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Episode 1x06; Mar 25, 2014

Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: SexMar 25, 2014
1x05: Food for ThoughtMar 18, 2014
1x04: Sensing the WorldMar 11, 2014
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