Man on Earth

  • Episode 1

    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

    Tony Robinson examines how global warming at the end of the last Ice Age was the catalyst for civilisation, creating the agricultural revolution in Europe, but also unleashed devastation.

  • Episode 3

    Tony Robinson tries to discover what made the Mayans, Vikings and the North American Puebloans more vulnerable to climate catastrophe than their neighbouring cultures.

  • Episode 4

    In this final programme, Tony Robinson examines societies similar to our own, who not only survived climate change, but flourished. And he looks into the new threat to human societies.