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About The Show

Tony Robinson traces how global warming at the end of the last Ice Age was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but also unleashed devastation.

Episodes

Episode 1

Triumph of Homo Sapiens

Tony Robinson explores how a small group of our earliest African ancestors were rescued from extinction by the last great global warming 130,000 years ago.

Episode 2

Birth of Civilisation

Tony Robinson traces how global warming at the end of the last Ice Age was the catalyst for the dawn of civilisation, but also unleashed devastation.

Episode 3

Killer Climate

Tony Robinson examines three great civilisations from the last 2,000 years to ask what made them more vulnerable to climate catastrophe than others.

Episode 4

Perfect Weather

Tony Robinson examines societies who not only survived climate change, but flourished, including the Hauri people of Peru who embraced a savage drought.