Aristotle's Lagoon broadcast on BBC 4

Aristotle's Lagoon broadcast on BBC 4

Issued: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:48:00 GMT

The documentary Aristotle's Lagoon, co-written by Dr R. A. H. King was broadcast on BBC4 on Sunday 17 January 2010. Dr King, who also appears in the documentary, drew on his research published in Aristotle on Life and Death (Duckworth 2001). This is the first film to portray Aristotle the biologist to a wider audience. The film has been broadcast four times, and the first time it received over 400,000 viewers. The book of the TV series will appear in due course.

The description of the documentary by the BBC: In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the birth of a new science - biology. Professor Armand Leroi follows in Aristotle's footsteps to discover the creatures, places and ideas that inspired the philosopher in his pioneering work.

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