BBC Two has commissioned a new two part series fronted by comedian and writer Sara Pascoe (Sara Pascoe Live: LadsLadsLads; Travelling Blind; Animal). In The Last Woman On Earth, from Talkback, part of Fremantle, Sara will travel the world on a mission to track down the world’s most endangered jobs in a bid to become a living filing cabinet of soon to be lost skills.
Should these threatened professions Sara encounters be protected from the unforgiving pace of the modern world, or is it time to move with the times?
Sara Pascoe said: “The world is changing and I’m going to find out what that means to people’s everyday lives. This is a chance for me to learn about the history, politics, and technology of these fascinating countries and pick up new skills just as they’re about to stop existing. I’m also going to do some Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley impressions and climb a really high tree even though the BBC has said they won’t insure me.”
Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two said: “Sara is a brilliant talent and I’m delighted that she’s bringing more wit and insight to BBC Two in this series about the changing world.”
Laura Gibson, Creative Director, Talkback said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the multi-talented Sara on this exciting project, she’s the perfect person to explore these various cultures and I have no doubt she will master all the dying professions she encounters.”
The Last Woman on Earth (2×60) was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Catherine Catton. It is a Talkback production, created and executive produced by Laura Gibson, developed by Charlie Bennett. The series producer is Mus Mustafa and the series director is Tom Thompson.