|aThe Magic of Mushrooms|h[videorecording] /|cBBC Worldwide Ltd.
|a1 videodisc (51 min.) :|bsound, color ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
|gIntroduction: The Magic of Mushrooms|g(2:13) --|tFungus in Foods|g(2:06) --|tFungi Evolution|g(3:43) --|tSpore Prints|g(2:07) --|tFirst Antibiotic|g(2:45) --|tBirth of Fungi|g(4:28) --|tBuller's Drop|g(1:19) --|tHat Thrower Fungus|g(1:37) --|tLife of Fungi|g(3:50) --|tFungal Feeding Network|g(2:32) --|tDeadly Honey Fungus|g(1:58) --|tAsh Dieback Disease|g(2:47) --|tEnvironmentally Friendly Packaging|g(3:06) --|tSaprotrophic Fungi|g(3:35) --|tNematode Eating Mushrooms|g(2:07) --|tDeath of Mushrooms|g(1:46) --|tAmatoxins|g(2:00) --|tCordyceps Unusual Life|g(1:08) --|tTreating Breast Cancer with Cordycepin|g(2:28) --|tConnection Between Fungi & Animals|g(2:02) --|tCredits: The Magic of Mushrooms|g(0:49).
|aMushroom enthusiast Professor Richard Fortey explores the strange and surprising science of fungi, unlocking the story of their evolution, their mysterious life-cycle, and their value to both the planet and ourselves. He and mycologist Dr. Patrick Hickey investigate the secret life of fungi, revealing why they have the power to heal and to kill, how mushrooms can form the biggest living organisms on earth, and why they are vital to the survival of all life on our planet. The program reveals why mushrooms are at the forefront of research, from penicillin to cancer and environmentally friendly packaging. A BBC Production.