Television: Affairs of Hearts and Minds

A superb Darwin, a mediocre Edward, a fine Dream

THE VOYAGE OF CHARLES DARWIN

(PBS, Sundays, beginning Jan. 27.) Perhaps the hardest thing to capture on film is a mind at work, and scriptwriters usually resort to obvious devices: a composer tinkling tunes on the piano, a novelist tearing paper out of his typewriter or a scientist pouring foul-looking glop from one test tube into another. But revealing thought in action is exactly what the creators of this new BBC series have done, and the size of their achievement is indicated in the title. The mind they are portraying is that of Charles...

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