Fungi - The Fifth Kingdom - BBC Radio Documentary Series - cheops
Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.
Five episodes of approximately 15 minutes each.
Episode 1: A World Wide Web
Mycologists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveal some extraordinary facts.
Episode 2: What Lies Beneath
More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else, appearing every autumn as their fruit bodies burst through the ground. Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University reveals the complex struggles which take place underground.
Episode 3: Beyond Woodland
From red to yellow and pink to green, amateur naturalist Rosemary Winnall reveals the colourful delights of her garden where endless waxcaps, fairy clubs and earth tongues emerge.
Episode 4: Anywhere and Everywhere
Fungi can survive in any type of habitat. They form intricate relationships with their hosts or partners, manipulating the growth of plants and the relationship they have with insects.
Episode 5: A Fungus Amongst Us
For all their fascinating lifestyles, fungi can be friend or foe. Mycologists reveal the impact that fungi have had on the planet and how our survival is dependent on their own.
First broadcast from 20080114 to 20080118.
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 48000 Hz
Encoder : Lame 3.96
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