Sir David Attenborough examines new evidence on a controversial theory of human origins.
Charles Darwin is an international celebrity, but Gregor Mendel holds the key to heredity.
Professor Jean Aitchison examines the origin of language in the human species.
Michael Rosen explores the impact of your accent and dialect, starting with the very young
How DNA sequencing provided the evidence that humans and Neanderthals interbred.
Adam Rutherford on the DNA revolution in our understanding of human evolution.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Ross Noble to ask whether humans are truly unique.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince ask whether human beings are still evolving?
Businessman and academic Adair Turner talks about the life of Charles Darwin.
Businessman and academic, Adair Turner looks at the life of Charles Darwin.
Jim Al-Khalili meets paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer to find who our ancestors were.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince celebrate Christmas with Mark Gatiss and Steve Jones.
Prof Jim Al-Khalili talks to planetary scientist Colin Pillinger about life on Mars.
Thomas Dixon explores the origins of the idea of friendships between humans and animals.
Melvyn visits Darwin's home at Down House in Kent.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
Matthew Sweet asks, should we take a pill to make us less racist?
Dr Craig Venter on his own experiences as a collector, medic and geneticist.
Richard Dawkins talks to Craig Venter about the creation of synthetic life.
Paul Howard-Jones looks at rock art in southern France and dresses as a rabbit in Hereford
Did a belief in supernatural powers give our ancestors an evolutionary advantage?
Michael Rosen on the first sounds and words that babies learn.
Professor PM Medawar considers the future of human evolution.
Dr Thomas Dixon compares social networks in the 16th century with those of today.
Historian Simon Schaffer on whether evolutionary science explains the existence of beauty.
Is human culture stopping us from genetically evolving?
Peter Evans explores new findings which have implications for evolutionary theory.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the six million year old story of human evolution.
Dan Saladino eats with one of the last remaining hunter gatherer tribes, Tanzania's Hadza.
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