TV: Visceral slice of animal life is not for the squeamish

Ella McSweeney’s new programme about animal mechanics and behaviour involves vivid close-ups of creatures being dismantled in, of all places, Smock Alley Theatre, on Lower Exchange Street in Dublin

4th August, 2019
Ella McSweeney and Peter Wilson in How Animals Work (RTE One)

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