Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 60 min
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life is a 2009 television documentary about Charles Darwin and his revolutionary theory of evolution through natural selection, produced by the BBC to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth. It is part of the BBC Darwin Season. read more

Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life is a 2009 television documentary about Charles Darwin and his revolutionary theory of evolution through natural selection, produced by the BBC to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth. It is part of the BBC Darwin Season. The presenter, David Attenborough, outlines the development of the theory by Darwin through his observations of animals and plants in nature and in the domesticated state, visiting sites important in Darwin's own life, including Down House, Cambridge University and the Natural History Museum, and using archive footage from Attenborough's many nature documentaries for the BBC. He reviews the development of the theory since its beginnings, and its revolutionary impact on the way in which humans view themselves - not as having dominion over the animals as The Bible says, but as part of the natural world and subject to the same controlling forces that govern all life on Earth.

Original Release

02/01/2009

Cast

Directors

David Attenborough

Writers

David Attenborough

Cast

Producers

Brian Leith Executive Producer
Catherine McCarthy Executive Producer
Sharmila Choudhury Producer
Sacha Mirzoeff Producer

Editors

Pip Heywood

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