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The Cell

Episode 3: The Spark of Life

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 final part reveals how our knowledge of cells has brought us to the brink of one of the most important moments in history. Scientists are close to repeating what has happened only once in four billion years - the creation of a new life form. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Rutherford
Series Producer:
Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Producer:
Nick Jordan

Series

The Cell

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