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Botany: A Blooming History

Episode 1: A Confusion of Names

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Timothy Walker reveals how the work of Carl Linnaeus, Phillip Miller and John Ray unlocked the mysteries of the plant kingdom and created the science of botany. Show more

Suzy Klein tells the story of the composers and musicians who shaped the 18th-century British musical map. She investigates music as a weapon in the fight for British identity. Show more

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