Icebergs And Swamps

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971001]

Four programmes in which top scientists celebrate their trail-blazing heroes of the past. 1: Alfred Russel Wallace

Dr Sandy Knapp introduces the naturalist who developed the same theory of evolution as Darwin-only sooner.

Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971001]

Unknown: Alfred Russel Wallace

Introduces: Dr Sandy Knapp

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971008]

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their heroes of the past. 2: Caroline Herschel

Dr Paul Murdin reveals the influence of the groundbreaking astronomer. Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971008]

Unknown: Caroline Herschel

Unknown: Dr Paul Murdin

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971015]

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their heroes.

3: William Henry Fox Talbot. Professor Heinz Wolff traces the experiments of "the father of modern photography". Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971015]

Unknown: Heinz Wolff

Producer: Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022]

In the last of the series, geologist Dr Toby Clarke celebrates Edmund Halley. Producer Sandy Raffan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022]

Unknown: Dr Toby Clarke

Unknown: Edmund Halley.

Producer: Sandy Raffan

197D0119971001

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their trail-blazing heroes of the past.

1: Alfred Russel Wallace.

Dr Sandy Knapp introduces the brilliant naturalist who developed the same theory of evolution as Darwin - but sooner.

Wallace's writing, meticulous collecting and explorations of jungles and islands have been a vital influence on Dr Knapp's work at London's Natural History Museum.

197D0219971008

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their trail-blazing heroes of the past.

2: Caroline Herschel.

Dr Paul Murdin, director of science at the British National Space Centre, gives a powerful testimony to the influence of the ground-breaking astronomer who discovered many new comets - and even planets - while working for George III.

197D03The Father Of Modern Photography19971015

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their trailblazing heroes of the past.

3: William Henry Fox Talbot.

Professor Heinz Wolff traces the experiments of the man whose serendipitous discovery of the negative process in 1840 gained him the title `the father of modern photography'.

197D0419971022

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their trailblazing heroes of the past.

4: Edmund Halley.

Geologist Dr Toby Clarke uncovers the dangerous adventures of the man who discovered the comet.

In 1698, Edmund Halley set sail on the first truly scientific voyage - to map compass variation in the Atlantic.