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Darwin's Brave New World

Evolutions
Season 1 Episode 2 ABC September 4, 2014

In the second episode of this three-part series, Darwin turns his back on scientific celebrity and becomes a virtual recluse secretly gathering evidence for his theory of evolution. He is almost trumped by a rival book on evolution but finds a steadfast supporter in the young botanist, Joseph Hooker. Darwin's faith is shattered by the death of his beloved daughter, Annie, but he is buoyed up by the return from Australasia of one of his greatest allies - the young firebrand, Thomas Huxley. Darwin knows he has found the men he needs to help him when he goes public with his ideas.

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