THE ISLAND: 1.8 Billion Years in the Making
Presented by Liz Bonnin, THE ISLAND takes viewers on a dramatic journey through Ireland’s epic 1.8 billion-year history.
This series takes viewers on a dramatic journey across time through the island of Ireland’s epic 1.8 billion-year history. A central, extraordinary revelation in the series is that the island of Ireland was originally two entirely separate pieces of land which formed south of the equator! Liz Bonnin meets with a broad selection of passionate geologists who are experts in showing evidence of the immense collision of continents that fused the two sections of the island together before it travelled northwards to its current position. Together they explore the awesome power of the ice age and how it sculpted our unique landscape and they track the ancient footprints which provide the world’s most reliable evidence for the evolution of life from water to land!
It will be broadcast by RTE One (6:30 pm) and BBC NI (10 pm) on Sundays, 11, 18, and 25 September.
Koen Verbruggen, Director of Geological Survey Ireland, explaining aspects of Irish geology to Show Presenter Liz Bonnin.
Dr Siobhán Power, Geological Survey Ireland and Scientific Advisor on the show with presente Liz Bonnin.
Liz Bonnin in Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, Co Clare.