In the Shadow of Man, by Jane Goodall, first published in 1971, is the seminal account of Jane’s first ten years with the chimpanzees of Gombe. Her revelatory observation in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools forever redefined our understanding of the relationship between humans and other animals. This drama by award-winning playwright SARAH WOODS, starring Jeany Spark, takes us deep into the Tanzanian forests with Jane, telling us of the remarkable discoveries she made as she came to know the chimps and they came to know her. A conversation between Sarah and Jane weaves through the drama, as Jane reflects on the past, the present – and the future. Today Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, is Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace.
Listen on BBC R4.