Tori Herridge to explore Britain at Low Tide

Dr Tori Herridge is to present Walking Through Time, a step back to one of Earth's biggest geological catastrophes

In a new three part series, Tori Herridge is to look at Britain at Low Tide. Herridge is a palaeobiologist at the Natural History Museum where her research has used fossils from the Ice Age to investigate how and why evolution happens.

“Tori has a wonderful infectious enthusiasm for the knowledge hidden in our British landscapes: She uncovers what the hills, beaches and cliffs tell us about the forces that have shaped them, what amazing creatures lived there in the past and what influence they’ve had on the lives of people who once lived there” – Channel 4, Commissioning Editor, Sara Ramsden

Britain at Low Tide is a mixed menu archaeology format which sees in every episode, Tori Herridge and Alex Langlands, strip back a different area of our coastline to tell a new story of our nation’s extraordinary maritime, industrial and natural history. Using the latest technology Britain at Low Tide will reveal one of the richest historical treasure troves on Earth.

In the series, Herridge and her crack team of specialists will visit three coastal archaeological hot spots including: a lost pier and a WW1 seaplane launch site in Northumberland; The Maldon Barge Graveyard in Essex; and the very first lifeboat station in the country at Formby Sands in Lancashire.

As announced earlier this year Tori is also returning to Channel 4 with Walking Through Time. This series will see Herridge build on the format established in the pilot episode ‘The Megaflood that Made Britain’. Each episode will explore exciting subjects such as the huge meteorite that landed in Scotland, the battle of the sea beasts in England’s Jurassic Park and the amazing story of the very last mammoths to graze British grasslands as recently as 14,000 years ago. Each episode will use state of the art drone filming in order to capture the expansive landscapes Herridge investigates. The three episodes featured in the series will study Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, The Shropshire Hills and The Scottish highlands.

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