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Darwin's Darkest Hour 

Charles Darwin is taken aback when he receives a manuscript from a colleague, Alfred Wallace, which contains many of the same conclusions as he on evolution and the development of various ... See full summary »

Director:

John Bradshaw

Writer:

John Goldsmith (teleplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Ian Cusick ... Charles Darwin
Frances O'Connor ... Emma Darwin
Nigel Bennett ... Sir Charles Lyell
Richard Donat ... Dr. Robert Darwin
Vanessa Walton-Bone Vanessa Walton-Bone ... Elizabeth Wedgwood
Jeremy Akerman ... Parslow
Daniel Lillford ... Dr. Engleheart
John O'Keefe John O'Keefe ... Postman
Rhys Bevan-John Rhys Bevan-John ... Alfred Wallace
Mike MacPhee Mike MacPhee ... William Fitzroy (as Mike McPhee)
Jacob Robertson Jacob Robertson ... Frank Darwin
Simon Pattison Simon Pattison ... Horace Darwin
Owen Pattison Owen Pattison ... Lenny Darwin
Rosin Boyle Rosin Boyle ... Etty Darwin (as Roisin Boyle)
Jeff Schwager Jeff Schwager ... John Gould
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Charles Darwin is taken aback when he receives a manuscript from a colleague, Alfred Wallace, which contains many of the same conclusions as he on evolution and the development of various species. Darwin's theory was developed over a great many years and in flashbacks, the manner in which it developed is shown. He had many supporters and likely more critics. He knew that his ideas were radical and that they would conflict with religious thought on the subject of creation. In reviewing his thoughts however, he realizes that he can without much difficulty claim to have been the first to develop the theory. These events spur him on to publish his findings in his now famous book. Written by garykmcd

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In 1858 Charles Darwin struggles to publish one of the most controversial scientific theories ever conceived... while he and his wife Emma confront family tragedy.


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Canada | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Could be better.......
13 March 2018 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

As movie is very weak dramatization,centered around his family,in several flashbacks about your travell,meetings and some facts less interesting,in fact this picture is portrait of home,in confined days when Darwin was pretty worry about your book could be after published,the storm probable will be destroy all family and unfortunatelly the picture ends exactly when the book come out,Henry Ian Cusick is miscasting he don't looks like with character at all.

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First watch: 2018 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6.5


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