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May 30, 2019
Our final soundscape, a full playout of the Forest 404 theme tune, composed by Bonobo. The track samples the whistling bird from the Sumatran rainforest recording that kick-starts Pan’s journey. Headphones are best. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 30, 2019
A love letter to the forests of the world. Written by David Haskell, read by Pearl Mackie. The first forests grew 400 million years ago. Time enough for them to have listened to this world and discovered how to bring about new life. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. And don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 30, 2019
Daria escorts Pan to The Convocation. An era has ended. Can, or should, a new one begin? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 23, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 8. Theia’s half-remembered memory of her daughter humming by the sea's edge, used by Guggy for the brain transfer. Wind howls, thunder cracks, gulls call overhead. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 23, 2019
A talk for episode 8, an ode to Theia. Anthropologist Michael Rivera on our evolutionary history compared to other less successful species who became extinct. Are we heading in the same direction? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 23, 2019
Pan and Theia have a plan, but it’s a sketchy one and it’s probably going to go wrong. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 16, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 7. A full playout of one of Daria’s nightmares. Flesh and feather aberrations, horrific chirruping little fluff balls laughing through tiny keratin megaphones. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 16, 2019
A talk for Episode 7. Biofuturist and sci-fi writer Elsa Sotiriadis on whether AI would run the country better than us humans. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 16, 2019
Daria has a confession to make – a secret from her past that haunts her every night. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 9, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 6. A full playout of Pan’s dwindling as her system shuts down. Cicadas accelerate into oblivion, whales call from the deep, birds morph into monkeys, waves crash into white noise. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest 404
May 9, 2019
Cemetery Historian Katie Thornton on what happens to our digital selves when we die. Where are the cemeteries for our digital ghosts and who's looking after them? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 9, 2019
In fear of seeing another civilisation self-destruct, Theia uncovers the truth behind Pan’s journey. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 2, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 5. A walk through Theia’s hometown, the streets of St Petersburg. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 2, 2019
A talk for Episode 5. Bioethicist Andy Miah on what cyborgs today can tell us about humanity’s future. Will genetic modification and life extension technology cause more or less social equality? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
May 2, 2019
Theia tells Pan the story of how the old world came to an end… An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 25, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 4. A British woodland thick with birdsong; blackbirds, larks, dunnocks, wood pigeons. The rustle of leaves and the distant bleat of sheep. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 25, 2019
A talk to go with Episode 4, when Pan sees her first ever tree. Forest canopy cameraman and expert tree-climber James Aldred explains how trees can stay alive for centuries. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 25, 2019
Daria and The Hands close in on Pan as they race towards The Oil Lake. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 18, 2019
A soundscape for Episode 3. A full playout of the whale song that sent Pan to sleep. A watery montage of humpback, orca, bowhead and blue whales. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 18, 2019
A talk to go with Episode 3. Now that Pan in down in The Inner, chronobiologist Herman Wijnen talks through what happens to our minds and bodies without sunlight. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can also take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 18, 2019
Pan finds an illegal brain shop to uncover how the recordings have changed her. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 11, 2019
A soundscape to go with Episode 2. A full playout of the chorus of frogs that Pan plays to the Interlocutor. Frogs from across the world: burping, croaking, mating. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 11, 2019
A talk to go with Episode 2. Musician Cosmo Sheldrake on how human noise pollution and climate change is impacting animals' ability to communicate through sound. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 11, 2019
Pan goes on the run from Daria and The Hands to find answers deep down in Fumetown. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 4, 2019
A soundscape to go with Episode 1. A full playout of the Sumatran rainforest recording that Pan finds. Whistling thrush, cicadas, howler monkeys. Flies buzz the microphone. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. And you can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 4, 2019
A talk to go with Episode 1. Alex Smalley on the physical and mental health effects of spending time in nature. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. And you can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 4, 2019
When Pan finds a 21st century recording of a rainforest, she has no idea what it is... An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
April 2, 2019
Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. Plus, you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
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