Whether it’s Sharknado, The Meg, Five Headed Shark Attack or Sharktopus, the “sharksploitation” movie genre is alive and kicking and shows no sign of stopping. But sharks aren’t nearly so monstrous as Hollywood portrays. What is it about sharks that keeps viewers coming back for more? And how might scientists influence Hollywood to paint sharks in a better light? Science writer Jules Howard talks to BBC presenter Professor Ben Garrod, science communicator Hana Ayoob and Megalodon palaeobiologist, Dr Catalina Pimiento.
Jules is a UK-based zoology correspondent, author, science-writer and broadcaster. He writes for The Guardian, BBC Wildlife Magazine and is a BBC Science Focus columnist. His books include Sex on Earth, Death on Earth, Bones and Prehistoric Creatures of the Order.
Monday 21 October
Venue: Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal
Cost: £5 per person
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