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Homo Erectus

In the not-too-distant past, humans shared this planet with other species of hominid. This series tells how, against all the odds, Homo sapiens survived.

This episode is set 75,000 years ago in India, following a catastrophic super-volcanic eruption which forced a showdown between our ancestors and a completely different species of human, Homo erectus, who up until that point had reigned supreme.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 23 Jun 2011 20:00


Role Contributor
NarratorGeraldine James
BaakoRoger Nsengiyumva
MalikaRayna Campbell
WangariAngela Wynter
MikaClayton Evertson
HekuSang Lui
KikoNathan Fredericks
GambaJotham Annan
Interviewed GuestChris Stringer
Interviewed GuestSacha Jones
Interviewed GuestMike Petraglia
Interviewed GuestJohn Shea
WriterColin Swash
ProducerJennifer McAulfield
Executive ProducerAilsa Orr
Executive ProducerMichael Mosley
DirectorTony Mitchell