Jo Marchant is an award-winning journalist who specializes in writing about cutting-edge science. She has worked as a staff reporter and editor for Nature and New Scientist, where she is currently a consultant. Jo is the author of one previous book, Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer, and her latest book is The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy.

First broadcast on 3rd September 2013.