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Charles Darwin - The Australian Connection

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A 3 x 1hour drama-documentary TV series about how the Southern Hemisphere gave birth to the most controversial idea in science: evolution by means of natural selection. Interweaving dramatic reconstruction with documentary actuality and moving between the 19th century and the 21st, this series is the story of how Charles Darwin’s ‘dangerous idea’ developed during his epic voyage through South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and how that idea forever transformed society and science. A series to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’.

A Screen Australia National Interest Program, Screenworld and Ferns Production. Produced with the assistance of the Canadian Television Fund in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Produced in association with the NSW Film & Television Office.
An Australian / Canadian Co-Production.








Photographs by Simon Cardwell. Contact Screen Australia Stills Library.