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Secrets of the Hand – Tales of the Unexpected

(Genepool Productions, 2014) For thousands of years, in fairgrounds and temples, palm readers have claimed our hands encode valuable information. Is this just superstition? Or is there, buried beneath the theatre and the cliches, a core of solid scientific evidence for palm-reading’s predictive powers? Can our hands really tell us anything about our past, our present, or our future? For the first time on television, palm- reading is put to the test in the documentary ‘Secrets of the Hand’ episode one of the series ‘Tales of the Unexpected’

Series Producer PETER REES Episode Director ANNA BATEMAN Executive Producers SONYA PEMBERTON & MICHAEL CORDELL

‘Tales Of The Unexpected’ is a new strand of provocative, confronting and thoroughly entertaining science documentaries. Each episode reveals a fascinating, sometimes awkward, and frequently unsettling world where peculiar ideas are put to the test. Come with us to where nothing is quite as it seems, where diseases are diagnosed by palm- readers, where paternity uncertainty drives the mating game, and where breasts are a toxic health hazard.

Produced by Genepool Productions for Smithsonian Networks and SBS Australia

Series Producer
PETER REES

Director
ANNA BATEMAN

Editor
ANDREW COOKE

Associate Producer/Researcher
CAROLINE PEGRAM
GEORGIE LEWIN
JOSEPHINE WRIGHT

Camera
PIETER DE VRIES

Additional Camera
GARY RUSSELL
PETER COLEMAN

Sound
NICK PETERSON

Additional Sound
MATTHEW BRAND
JEREMY IRELAND

Script Consultant
ANDREW MASTERSON

Scientific Consultant
PROFESSOR PHILIP BATTERHAM
ALICE KLEIN

Narrator
RACHAEL BLAKE

Music
CHARLIE CHAN MUSIC

Graphic Design
DOMINIC BARTOLO
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Audio Mix
TRACKS POST

Colourist
TRISTAN LA FONTAINE

Online Editor
MICAH RIX-HAYES

Production Managers
SELINA FORBES

Additional Production Management
PRASAN DE SILVA
COLLEEN HANNAH

Production Coordinator
ADELINE GIBSON

Production Assistant
EMMA VICKERY

Head of Production
TONI MALONE

Production Supervisor
ELOISE WILLIAMS

Production Accountants
BRONWYN SPEZIALE
CAROL RAMIREZ

Business Affairs
KATHERINE SHORTLAND

SBS Commissioning Editor
JOSEPH MAXWELL

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Vice President of Production Management
ADDIE MORAY

Executive Producer
JOY GALANE

Executive Producer
TIM EVANS
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Vice President of Development
CHRIS HOELZL

Vice President of Production
CHARLES POE

Executive Vice President of
Programming and Production
DAVID ROYLE
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Special Thanks
Dr. Charlie Becknell, Prof. David Celermajer, Deepak Chaturvedi Dr. Richard Curry Amber and Jesse Curtis, Amrita Dhugga, Jim and Jo Estill, Wes Fisk, Prof Ellen Garbarino, Ellen Goldberg, Mark Hanson, Prof. Maciej Henneberg, Brett Hartley, Lynne Kelly, Prof Edwin Kirk, Corey Lloyd, Paul McGee, Diane and Claire McGirr, Jace Pearson, Prof Pratibha Ramani, Miles & Cameron Shanahan, Bruce Shoebridge, Prof Bob Slonim, Prof. Hans Zoellner,
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