Jane Goodall had no scientific background when she headed for Africa on her own to study
the apes.

Chimpanzee behaviour was her chosen field, and this profile includes wonderful unseen footage that was shot by a film-maker who was sent by National Geographic to capture young Jane’s ‘natural assets’.

The two fell in love and had a son, Grub, together but later separated.

The sexist news coverage of Jane’s great adventure is strange to look back on now, but her rise to becoming one of the world’s leading primatologists is a truly inspirational story.