Decay is what makes soil. ...
If you have ever wondered what would happen in your own home if you were
taken away and everything inside was left to rot, the answer is
revealed in this programme which explores the strange and surprising
science of decay. For two months, a glass box containing a typical
kitchen and garden was left to rot in full public view within Edinburgh
Zoo. In this resulting documentary, Dr George McGavin and his team use
time-lapse cameras and specialist photography to capture the
extraordinary way in which moulds, microbes and insects are able to
break down our everyday things and allow new life to emerge from old.
Decay is something that many of us are repulsed by, but as the programme
shows, it's a process that's vital in nature. And seen in close up, it
has an unexpected and sometimes mesmerising beauty.