The World: A Television History. Ep. 01. Human Origins

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “The World: A Television History”.
This episode looks at the origins of mankind; where we come from, and how we differ from other forms of life on earth. It traces our descent from apes in trees, to land apes who stood erect, to our large brain development 500,000 years ago. Since that time no brain development has occurred, only changes in appearance to suit the different climates that existed after the ice-age. 10,000 years ago humans reached a social and cultural level which put them far above other animal life. Based on The Times atlas of world history.

Credits

producer/director

Taylor Downing

production company

Channel Four

Bricomin Films

Goldcrest TV

Network Television

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Appears in

The World: A Television History

Group of items

The World: A Television History

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36964

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

History → Man, Prehistoric

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Human evolution

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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