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Unlocking Nature's Secrets: The Serengeti Rules

Documentary. Five scientists, who began their research in the 1960s, revisit their field studies across the globe and how they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life on earth.

One of the most important yet untold science stories of our time, a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet.

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on earth - from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools – they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.

Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature of its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

1 hour, 18 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Nov 2019 22:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 01:18

    Eddie Vedder



Role Contributor
Director Nicolas Brown
Producer David Allen
Production Company Passion Pictures Films
Production Company HHMI Tangled Bank Studios