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Jimmy Doherty in Darwin's Garden

Part 3: 19 March, 8pm BBC Two

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In three one-hour programmes, Jimmy Doherty tells the untold story of Darwin the experimental scientist - recreating many of the ingenious experiments that helped Darwin form his theory.

Using Darwin's detailed notes as a guide, Jimmy feeds urine to insect-eating plants, throws a snake into a monkey enclosure at a zoo, and plays a bassoon to an earthworm. Enjoyable and accessible, the programmes drive home the continuing importance of Darwin's ideas - evolution really is all around us.

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