"Darwin's Darkest Hour"
NOVA and National Geographic Television present the human drama behind the birth of a great idea seen through the inspiration and personal sufferings of its originator. The scripted drama features Henry Ian Cusick as Charles Darwin and Frances O'Connor as his wife, Emma. Darwin, having spent years penning his book, On the Origin of Species, in 1858 learns another naturalist is about to publish similar ideas. Darwin faces obscurity if he does not publish first and the threat of conflict with orthodox religious values of his day and dissention with his devoted wife if he does publish.G