Jimmy Doherty in Darwin's Garden 8pmDarwin's Dangerous Idea 9pm
In three one-hour programmes, Jimmy Doherty tells the untold story of Darwin the experimental scientist. By recreating many of the ingenious experiments that helped Darwin form his theory, Jimmy explores evolution in an original and fresh way. 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.
Andrew Marr's three-part series looks at how Darwin's idea escaped the world of science and took on a life of its own.(I hope we don't get a dose of Darwin was responsible for Dachau nonsense that appeared in last summer's Dawkins shows!)