Stars:Malcolm Stoddard, David Ashton and Paul Aston
In 1831 Charles Darwin had just come down from Cambridge, where he had made his mark far more as a sportsman than as a scholar, and where he himself felt that his time had been 'wasted, and more than wasted'. He was destined by his family for the church. But the offer of a place as naturalist on board HMS Beagle, shortly to sail on an Admiralty survey around the world, changed the direction of his life; and that change was to shake Victorian society to its roots when The Origin of Species was eventually published in 1859.
The Voyages of Charles Darwin for the first time presents a selection of Darwin's autobiographical writings in a single volume illustrating the events and scenes of that momentous journey. The sources are his Diary, the later Journal which is based on it, and the short Autobiography which his wife persuaded him to write for their children towards the end of his life. Throughout the voyage he pursued many lines of enquiry but, as this selection shows, it is possible to follow the growth and progress of the thought which was to lead to the theory of natural selection, against the framework of an absorbing adventure story.
Runtime:60 min x7 episodes= 420 minutes.
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