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Andrew Marr's History of the World

Andrew Marr sets off on an epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that shaped 70,000 years of human history. From our earliest beginnings in Africa, Marr traces the story of our nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers and townspeople. With spectacular images, compelling characters and incisive narration, this is an epic journey through human history and the story of the world we live in today, featuring dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming around the world and cutting-edge computer graphics.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC One (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History

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Previous Episode

Schools' Anthology

Episode S01 Special; Dec 12, 2012

Andrew Marr explores ten key events which have helped to shape our modern world: Alexander the Great's conquests; the French Revolution; the Industrial Revolution; the emancipation of the Russian serfs; the American Civil War; Hitler's rise to power

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
S01 Special: Schools' AnthologyDec 12, 2012
1x08: Age of ExtremesNov 11, 2012
1x07: Age of IndustryNov 4, 2012
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