Origins: The Journey Of Humankind

Cert 12

solar impulse



We travel back in time across the entire sweep of human history on a quest to discover the moments that that truly made us modern. Origins embarks on an epic journey to discover the Steve Jobs' of the past, witness their process of creation, and then place the products of their genius on the proper pedestal. Award-winning feature film directors create the dramatic re-enactments', and leading Visual Artist John Boswell designs and executes the eye-popping montages that whisk us through history. Origins is a new kind of time travel adventure - a search for the profoundly important `New'. The surprising connections between each quantum leap also play an important role in our exploration. Each of these next big things have been identified in consultation with the world's leading authors and scholars in their respective fields. Origins boldly goes where no franchise has gone before to put the past together in such a way that viewers can never look at their future the same way again.



Season 1
  • Spark Of Civilization


    Spark of Civilisation: Harnessing fire gave us the power to create, destroy and transform. Discover how fire transformed our biology and took us from the savannah to the Moon.

  • Cheating Death


    Cheating Death: The human species is in an escalating arms race with super-bugs and super-viruses: living organisms that attack our bodies, evolve and fight back.

  • The Writing On The Wall


    The Writing on the Wall: Communication powers the modern world. But was the human species always so keen to connect? Experts explore when we became a race of communicators.

  • Progress Of War


    Progress of War: The story of how humans have waged war and won peace. Today, our species is less violent than ever. So why do we exist in a constant state of war?

  • Building The Future


    Building the Future: From bone huts to great skyscrapers, this is the story of how homes and buildings have shaped societies and the modern world.

  • Into The Unknown


    Into the Unknown: A look at how curiosity has driven humankind to new inventions and to uncover the unknown, despite incredible dangers.

  • The Road Ahead


    The Road Ahead: From running and riding to driving and flying, ours has always been a species on the move. And the quest to find faster ways to get from A to B continues.