Today we’re beginning a brand new series, all about the great naturalist Charles Darwin. The series was made by China Central Television, to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of Darwin’s birth, and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his classic work, ‘On the Origin of Species’. In fact, this was the first original biographical documentary about a foreign figure ever made by CCTV. In all, from preparation to filming and post-production, the series took over a year to complete. Some of that time was spent in England, where our CCTV crew visited a number of places associated with Darwin, including his birthplace in the town of Shrewsbury, as well as Cambridge and Oxford Universities. There, they conducted a series of interviews with experts on Darwin, which put together give a fascinating picture of the glorious but at times troubled life of the great naturalist.