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An earth made for life - part one

A series of programmes looking at the origins of complex life on earth

A series of programmes looking at the origins of complex life on earth. The first programme looks at the tenacity of life and how life became ever more complex, at around 2 billion years ago. Early earth was a very different place, where the only life existing in slime. Then the Cambrian explosion happened.

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project

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