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Darwin lives again in Nat Geo/NOVA bio-drama

National Geographic Television's first foray into scripted drama, a bio-pic of Charles Darwin, has wrapped principal photography in Canada and is slated to air Oct. 6, 2009, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of his birth. The two-hour drama, Darwin's Darkest Hour, stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as Darwin and Frances O'Connor (Mansfield Park) as his wife Emma, and will air on PBS' NOVA, as well as NHK under a coproduction agreement with National Geographic Television International. It will be distributed internationally by Cinema Management Group (CMG). Directed by John Bradshaw, the film is produced by Michael Mahoney, and executive producers are Norman Stephens and John Bredar. Senior executive producer for NOVA is Paula S. Apsell.
July 24, 2009

National Geographic Television’s first foray into scripted drama, a bio-pic of Charles Darwin, has wrapped principal photography in Canada and is slated to air Oct. 6, 2009, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of his birth. The two-hour drama, Darwin’s Darkest Hour, stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as Darwin and Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) as his wife Emma, and will air on PBS’ NOVA, as well as NHK under a coproduction agreement with National Geographic Television International. It will be distributed internationally by Cinema Management Group (CMG). Directed by John Bradshaw, the film is produced by Michael Mahoney, and executive producers are Norman Stephens and John Bredar. Senior executive producer for NOVA is Paula S. Apsell.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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