BOTANIC MAN, EPISODE 4: POTENTIAL ENERGY (TV)

Summary

Part four of this ten-part series of documentaries concerning the role man plays in the society of nature and the process of evolution. In this part, host David Bellamy, a biologist, visits Brunei, South China Sea, to trace life's evolution from sea to land. Highlights of this part include footage and discussion of the following: the horseshoe crab; the fiddler crab; water conduction in the amphibian plant; amphibian fish; coastal swamps, the first environment for land plants; cellulose; symbiosis (the ant and the pitcher plant); ferns and reproduction; and oil deposits.

Details

  • NETWORK: Thames (United Kingdom)
  • DATE: 1978
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0583
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - United Kingdom
  • SERIES RUN: Thames (United Kingdom) - TV series, 1978
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CREDITS

    • Terence Dixon … Executive Producer
    • Randal Beattie … Producer, Series Producer, Director
    • David Bellamy … Writer, Host