The Voyage of Charles Darwin is a BBC series that follows the life and work of the great naturalist. Chosen for an expedition aboard HMS Beagle, young Darwin rejects a career as a doctor or minister, and during the five year global voyage that is to follow he devotes his life to science. But upon his return his radical theories are attacked by the scientific establishment. Darwin spends the next twenty three years formulating his theory of natural selection, culminating in the controversial publication of his landmark work 'On The Origin Of Species' in 1859.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Voyage of Charles Darwin was a 1978 BBC television serial depicting the life of Charles Darwin, focusing largely on his voyage on the HMS Beagle. The series encompasses his university days to the 1859 publication of his book On the Origin of Species and his death and is loosely based on Darwin's own letters, diaries, and journals, especially The Voyage of the Beagle and The Autobiography of Charles Darwin. It starred Malcolm Stoddard as Darwin and Andrew Burt as Captain Robert FitzRoy. The Marques was refitted to depict HMS Beagle. The series was repeated in December 1995. It was broadcast in the US on PBS starting 27 January 1980 and was hosted by Neil Armstrong. It was produced by Christopher Ralling.