A one hour long BBC documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, about Charles Darwin his revolutionary theory of evolution through natural selection. The documentary was commissioned by the BBC to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth.
Attenborough explains how and why Darwin came up with his theory, why scientists still believe he was right, and why the theory is more important to the human race than it has ever been. Filming takes place at Darwin’s childhood home in Kent, at Cambridge University where Darwin studied, and in Leicestershire where Attenborough himself was raised and would hunt for fossils.
The final scene is filmed at the Natural History Museum in London where Attenborough explains how Darwin’s theory revolutionized the way in which we see the world.