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Wings of Angels


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A drama from Horizon, based on a true story and set in the years around the Second World War, giving an account of an extraordinary discovery that illustrates the battle between science and faith. Starring Paul Rhys , Emma Fielding English biologist David Lack struggles to reconcile the scientific evidence for evolution he found on the Galapagos
Islands with his growing sense of the presence of God.
Written and directed by Philip Martin Series editor John Lynch
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Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: David Lack
Directed By: Philip Martin
Editor: John Lynch
David Lack: Paul Rhys
Elizabeth Silva: Emma Fielding
Julian Huxley: Ian Hogg
George Varley: Guy Henry
Atlan: Richard Dempsey
Ratcliffe: Donald Douglas
Skolnick: Sam Cox
Vicar: Robin Hart

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