We might think humans are the most powerful living thing on Earth, but it's plants that time and again have set the agenda for life. All animals rely on plants for their survival - they are the most powerful evolutionary force on Earth. Plants enabled amphibians to leave the water, they had a hand in the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, and they ensured the ultimate triumph of insects, mammals, birds and even us – all for their own benefit, because plants have only ever had one goal - the total domination of the planet. It is a story of ruthless ingenuity, seduction and deception; of unimaginable power and ambition. An epic tale, 'How to Grow o Planet' offers a stunning new perspective on Earth history.
Episodes Comprise: 1. Life from Light 2. The Power of Flowers 3. The Challenger
4 and a half billion years of plant evolution you would not immediately pull off the shelf as a good evening's entertainment. It is brilliant. How plant evolution has interacted with geology and animal development in ways no other natural history documentary has previously mentioned. Clearly not for everyone, but even with a passing interest in Biology it is worth a watch. Some natural history films repeat CG sequences endlessly while slightly patronising even the younger viewers. I found the pitch of this just right.