|a3 videodiscs (150 min.) :|bsd, col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOff-air recording of television program broadcast on ABC on November 8, 15, and 22, 2009.
|aDisc characteristics: DVD Region Universal.
|aPt. 1. Origins -- Pt. 2. Evolutions -- Pt. 3. Publish and be damned.
|aDirectors: Lisa Matthews, Jason Bourque ; writer: Katherine Thomson ; producers: Sally Regan, Andrew Ferns, Mike Bluett.
|aNarrator: Wendy Hughes ; cast: Socratis Otto, Rick Jon Egan, Katie Fitchett, Joe Manning.
|aDarwin's Brave New World is the story of how four young voyagers to the southern hemisphere, Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace revolutionised science and gave birth to an extraordinary theory about the evolution of life on earth. Darwin's voyage to the southern hemisphere in the 1830s changed him from a directionless rich kid bound for a career in the Church, into one of the most incendiary thinkers of our age. This 5-year voyage stunned and stimulated the young Darwin; the biodiversity, the exoticism, even the brutality, of the southern hemisphere, was in staggering comparison to the England he had just left 7F 13 and it laid the foundations of his very 'dangerous idea': evolution by means of natural selection. Featuring a cast of Australian and Canadian actors and commentators such as controversial author and Oxford academic, Richard Dawkins, the Canadian scientist and broadcaster, David Suzuki and Australian scholar and author, Iain McCalman, from the University of Sydney, this brilliant drama-documentary tells the story of Charles Darwin's struggle to produce one of the greatest scientific theories of our age and the roles played in it by Hooker, Huxley and Wallace - Darwin's fellow voyagers to the southern hemisphere. It is a story of a group of young men who had a new and radical vision of the world and were possessed of the courage to pursue it.