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The Cell

Episode 1: The Hidden Kingdom

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In a three-part series, Dr Adam Rutherford tells the extraordinary story of the scientific quest to discover the secrets of the cell and of life itself. Every living thing is made of cells, microscopic building blocks of almost unimaginable power and complexity.

The first part explores how centuries of scientific and religious dogma were overturned by the earliest discoveries of the existence of cells, and how scientists came to realise that there was, literally, more to life than meets the eye. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert

Series

The Cell

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