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Life from Light

How to Grow a Planet Episode 1 of 3

In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants.

In this first episode Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet. And, using remarkable imagery, he shows plants breathing - and for the first time talking to each other.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 14 Mar 2012 00:00


Role Contributor
PresenterIain Stewart
ProducerNick Shoolingin-Jordan
DirectorNick Shoolingin-Jordan
Series ProducerAndrew Thompson
Executive ProducerMark Hedgecoe

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