Channel 5 orders Dara Ó Briain moon doc

Channel 5 orders Dara Ó  Briain moon doc

Dara Channel 5 has commissioned a two-part documentary from writer-comedian Dara Ó Briain about all aspects of the moon. 

Dara Ó Briain: Secrets of Our Moon (w/t) will be produced as a 2 x 60 by BBC Studios Science Unit and will see Ó Briain – also an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer – talk to some of the world’s leading lunar experts, scientists, researchers and geologists to get an idea of widely the moon affects every aspect of our lives. Ross Kirby and Fran Jarvis direct.

Ó Briain said: “I love everything about space, but the moon in particular holds a special kind of magic.  It’s inspired countless myths and legends through human history but it’s a place full of genuine cutting-edge scientific mystery – and one which we are gearing up to visit again, over the next decade.  All of which made the offer to present this series irresistible.  

“I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about our closest celestial neighbour – as well as uncovering some real surprises along the way, including for me too!”

Steve Crabtree, executive producer, BBC Studios Science Unit: “Dara has a genuine love for astronomy, which I know will translate into great telly.  His infectious enthusiasm and longstanding passion for science and storytelling will enable him to explore the moon in a unique and entertaining way. 

“Delivering a brilliant documentary series, underpinned by real science and something I hope the Channel 5 audience will enjoy.”



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