The Voyage Of Charles Darwin: The Complete Series [DVD]
The BAFTA-winning BBC series examining the life and work of Charles Darwin. Starring Malcolm Stoddard, Andrew Burt and George Cole.
First broadcast in 1978 to wide critical acclaim, this seven-part biopic of the father of modern evolutionary theory stars Malcolm Stoddard as Charles Darwin and Andrew Burt as Captain Fitzroy.
Narrated by the character of Darwin, and with Darwin's real-life journals providing the source material, he looks back over his life from his university days onwards.
Chosen for an expedition aboard HMS Beagle, young Darwin rejects a career as a doctor or minister, and during his five year global voyage he devotes his life instead to science.
But upon his return his radical evolutionary theories are attacked by the scientific and religious establishments. Darwin spends the next twenty three years generating his theory of natural selection, culminating in the controversial publication of his landmark work On The Origin Of Species in 1859.
Shot on location in the UK, the Galapagos Islands and South America, this celebrated series won two BAFTA for Best Factual Series and Best Cinematography in 1978
What the Press Said:
"A faultless eye for period and atmosphere" - Clive James
"A gripping adventure tale" --New Scientist
Running Time: 400 minutes
Region: Region 2
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