How to Grow a Planet

In this TV programme Professor Iain Stewart journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa and sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He describes how the plant kingdom has transformed a lifeless planet into our living world.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Challenger

Episode 1x03; Feb 21, 2012

In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the earth have been driven, above all, by plants.In the third episode, Iain discovers the remarkable impact of just one plant: grass

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The ChallengerFeb 21, 2012
1x02: The Power of FlowersFeb 14, 2012
1x01: Life from LightFeb 7, 2012
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