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Richard Dawkins presents the ultimate three-part guide to Charles Darwin and his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species

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Richard Dawkins presents the ultimate three-part guide to Charles Darwin and his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species

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Richard Dawkins presents the ultimate three-part guide to Charles Darwin and his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species.

Dawkins explains who Charles Darwin was, how he developed his theory, what it is, and why it matters.

He reveals how Darwin changed forever the way we see ourselves, the world and our place in it, and hopes to convince us that 'evolution is a fact, backed by undeniable evidence'.

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    Episode 1

    Richard Dawkins retraces Darwin's journey as a scientist, to Africa and America, examining the rich natural evidence that prompted his theory of evolution and the outrage the theory caused at the time

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    Episode 2

    To mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, Richard Dawkins presents the second programme in the ultimate three-part guide to Charles Darwin.

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    Episode 3

    In this final episode, Richard Dawkins examines why, despite a "mountain of evidence", Darwin's theory remains one of the most controversial ideas in history.