Origins: The Journey Of Humankind

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Friday 21:20

Sneak peek: The Communication

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WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Friday 28 April at 21:20

    Power Of Money

  2. Sunday 30 April at 20:00

    The Writing On The Wall

  3. Sunday 30 April at 23:05

    The Writing On The Wall

Synopsis

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.

Clips

Episodes

Season 1
  • Spark Of Civilization

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    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.

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    Monday 8 May at 18:00
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    On National Geographic
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    Tuesday 23 May at 08:00
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    On National Geographic
  • Cheating Death

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    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.

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    Tuesday 9 May at 18:00
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    On National Geographic
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    Wednesday 24 May at 08:00
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    On National Geographic
  • The Writing On The Wall

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    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.

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    Sunday 30 April at 20:00
    On National Geographic
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    Sunday 30 April at 23:05
    On National Geographic
  • Progress Of War

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    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?

    Next Showing
    Tuesday 9 May at 20:00
    On National Geographic
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    Thursday 11 May at 18:00
    On National Geographic
  • Power Of Money

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    Power of Money. Explore how simple acts of trade evolved into today's economy and how the meaning of money and the commodities mankind values have drastically changed over time.

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    Friday 28 April at 21:20
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    On National Geographic
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    Wednesday 10 May at 18:00
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    On National Geographic
  • Building The Future

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    The story of shelter is the story of learning to live together. What makes a modern house makes a modern world: a place to dream of, an idea to aspire to, a safe space to call home. Shelter is also the story of how humans shaped the world, pushed back against nature and customized it to our needs. The result is something uniquely us, uniquely modern. The end result is civilization.

    Next Showing
    Tuesday 16 May at 20:00
    On National Geographic
  • Into The Unknown

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    From the tops of mountains to the ocean floor, across great stretches of desert to the farthest-flung places in the galaxy, explorers have laid the foundations of the modern world by going where no one had ever gone before. This is the story of how our primal curiosity has driven us, and continues to drive us, to risk our lives time and time again in the name of uncovering the unknown.

    Next Showing
    Tuesday 23 May at 20:00
    On National Geographic
  • The Road Ahead

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    We've always been a species on the move, forever creating ways to erase time and distance - running, riding, driving, flying - beating paths from foot trails to outer space. The roads we've taken to conquer space and time have fundamentally changed us. And the quest to master earth and sky continues, as we create even faster, more efficient ways to get from here to there.