Mary Anning’s story is both inspiring and heart breaking. She’s now considered one of the grandmothers of palaeontology, but at the time her incredible achievements and contributions to geology were largely unrewarded.

Made for the BBC, this forms part of our online series of animations called “Forgotten Females” where we celebrate different women who have been marginalised or written out of history.

Music by Alexandra Harwood.

  • They delivered a truly fantastic piece of work. Their talent, creativity and sense of fun shone through the piece. Anna was incredibly knowledgeable and put together a great script very quickly. The team set a clear timetable for the work – including storyboards, review points, time for tweaks etc – and stuck to it.

    Cordelia Hebblethwaite Commissioning Editor, BBC

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