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Walking with Cavemen: First Ancestors

   2003    History
It's 3.5 million years ago and in East Africa a remarkable species of ape roams the land. Australopithecus afarensis has taken the first tentative steps towards humanity by standing and walking on two legs. The rift valley was forming, and the rain forests dying as Africa dried out - turning the landscape into a mosaic of scattered trees and grass. In this new environment afarensis found it more efficient to move about on two legs rather than four.
Series: Walking with Cavemen

Next of Kin

       Science
Moving on to Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago, we witness the beginnings of mankind via a group of australopithecus - a type of ape which, like us, walks upright on two legs. But unlike us, these early members of the human family weren't predators, they were prey. Things get worse for the group as they are hunted by a sabre-tooth cat called dinofelis and fall victim to other dangers such as malaria, rival australopithecus and a rampaging 14-tonne deinotherium.
Series: Walking with Prehistoric Beast

Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
In Search of
In Search of

   2018    Technology
Earth, the Power of the Planet
Earth, the Power of the Planet

   2007    Nature
X-Ray Earth
X-Ray Earth

   2021    Science
Eden: Untamed Planet
Eden: Untamed Planet

   2021    Nature
Black Hole Apocalypse
Black Hole Apocalypse

   2018    Science
Woody Allen A Documentary
Woody Allen A Documentary

   2011    History