Throughout the programme, the Natural History Museum was heavily featured, and at the end they showed a statue of Charles Darwin being placed at the head of the steps inside the main hall in celebration of his 200th birthday. If you look at the Rainbow Orchid panel that features the hall, set in the late 1920s, you'll see the same statue (though quite small) already there. Are these my amazing predictive powers at work?
No, I'm afraid not. What David Attenborough didn't mention in the programme is that the very same Darwin statue was originally in that position from 1885 until it was replaced in 1927 by a statue of the museum's founder, Richard Owen. While Orchid may be set just a few months after this (though I purposefully don't give a precise date within the story), my own preference was for the Darwin statue to remain in pride of place.