About the Show
'A grotesque head, attached to a body grossly elongated and as thin as a stick, carved in wood.’ When David Attenborough saw this remarkable carving at an auction, he knew it was more important than the auctioneers believed. He bought it, and tried to find out more about it. The search takes him all over the globe, from Russia to Australia, England to Easter Island, where the truth lies. In a very different role from that of explorer and observer of wildlife, David changes his spots to become a historical detective on the trail of a small wooden figurine with a unique history.