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2002 BBC Television series. The programme was part of an ongoing series to find the greatest Briton of the last 2,000 years.
The top 10 was:
Winston Churchill, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Princess Diana, Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, Elizabeth I, John Lennon, Horatio Nelson, Oliver Cromwell
This episode features Charles Darwin.
Political editor Andrew Marr argues the case for Charles Darwin being Britain's most influential figure, chronicling the scientific explorer's life from his early studies at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities to the publication of his revolutionary book The Origin of Species. Darwin's theory of evolution challenged prevailing religious beliefs and changed the way people perceive the world : without him science would be very different today
Transferred from an analogue VHS recording from the original Television broadcast
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