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Science Channel brings in the bugs

Hour-long specials Inside Out: Bugs and Planet Ant (pictured), premiering in March on Science Channel in the U.S., will explore the importance of bugs to human survival and delve into the world of ant colonies.
February 28, 2013

Updated 1/03 to reflect a change in title and BBC4′s involvement.

Hour-long specials Inside Out: Bugs and Planet Ant (pictured), premiering in March on Science Channel in the U.S., will explore the importance of bugs to human survival and delve into the world of ant colonies.

Airing on March 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, Inside Out: Bugs strips away insects’ exoskeletons to find the blueprint of insect global domination, revealing how bugs thrive in environments that humans can’t, and how ecosystems would collapse without them.

Planet Ant, featuring entomologist Brendan Dunphy, focuses on the hierarchy and social structures of ant societies and takes the viewer through a sophisticated ant colony’s inner workings, by recreating a mature colony. The special airs on March 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Both specials were produced by BBC Scotland and are airing the UK on BBC4, with Inside Out: Bugs previously titled as Insect Dissection.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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