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Portsmouth academics on the TV

Over the past couple of weeks, Portsmouth academics have appeared in a number of high profile national TV programmes and series across the BBC.

Last weekend, Professor David Martill from Earth and Environmental Sciences featured in the BBC1 documentary ‘Attenborough and the Sea Dragon’, giving his expert analysis of the likely cause of death of a 200 million year old sea dragon, an ichthyosaur.

You can watch the programme again here (Professor Martill’s segment starts at 30’ 50”) –

Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, is currently appearing on the new BBC 2 Series ‘A house through time’.

The four-part documentary tells the story of Britain from the 1840s to the present day, through the residents of a single terraced house on 62 Falkner Street in Liverpool.

Professor Sugg Ryan features each week as the expert on the history of the interior and she also has a credit on the series as a consultant.

Catch up on the series here –

On Christmas Eve (and then repeated on Christmas Day) Professor Mike Tipton featured in the BBC Two programme ‘Winter’s Weirdest Events’. Professor Tipton, who is the UK’s leading cold water survival expert, appeared in a segment about a remarkable tale of a man who came back from the dead in cold conditions.

You can watch Professor Tipton’s appearance (at 48 minutes again, the segment starts at 42 minutes in) here –

To find out more about the University and its staff and students in the media, you can view our coverage here –

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