Life is an unfathomable mystery. How did it spark into being?

Was the blueprint scorched onto a meteor, or did it rise up, from a bubbling soup?

However it happened, a spectacular explosion, from geology to biology, had begun.

And, as far as we know, it triggered a chain reaction unique in the universe...

Narrated by Brian Blessed, and conceived and produced by Sam Hume and Simon Lewis, The Story of Life is a short film presented by BBC Earth Productions.

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