‘In this series, Dr Tori Herridge of the Natural History Museum heads out into the landscape of Britain to investigate mysteries from the deep past. She will travel through the countryside to reveal the answers to the most enigmatic geological catastrophes, animal extinctions and scientific whodunits our British Isles have to offer.
In our first episode, Tori visits the coastline of North Western Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain as well as the most mysterious. Telltale signs in its craggy cliffs are revealing that an extra terrestrial object landed near here 1.2 billion years ago. Tori accompanies Dr Mike Simms of Ulster Museum in search of the asteroid and impact crater of this ancient catastrophe. If they find it, it will not only be one of the world’s biggest impacts, it will be the only asteroid crater found on mainland Britain.’
TX Date: Saturday 24th September at 8pm on Channel 4