The Mantle Of The Earth

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By Graeme Curry, starring Samantha Bond as Marianne North.

In present-day Kew Gardens, a small gallery is devoted to the work of the Victorian artist Marianne North, who travelled the world to paint plants in their natural environment.

This is the story of her life and her remarkable journeys.

With John Rowe and Gemma Saunders.

Director: Cherry Cookson