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How to Grow a Planet

How to Grow a Planet is a three part BBC documentary series presented by Iain Stewart, revealing how plants have driven the greatest changes to the Earth. In the first episode Iain Stewart sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. In the second episode, Iain Stewart discovers how flowers have transformed our planet. And in the third and final episode, Iain Stewart takes a look at how grass transformed life in the oceans and triggered human civilisation.

Episode 1 - Life from Light
Iain Stewart journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere.

Episode 2 - The Power of Flowers
Iain Stewart discovers how flowers have transformed our planet, traveling to the remote islands of the South Pacific, the deserts of Africa, and rainforests of Vietnam.

Episode 3 - The Challenger
On the savannah of South Africa, in the oceans, and in the ruins of the oldest temple on Earth, Iain Stewart discovers the remarkable impact of just one plant: grass.


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