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Andrew Marr's History of the World

Andrew Marr's History of the World is a eight-part BBC documentary series looking at 70,000 years of human history and the story of the world. The series tells the story of how great forces of nature and individual genius shaped the world we live in today. Starting with our earliest beginnings in Africa, it traces the story of our nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers and townspeople. The series continues to chart the major turning points and decisive moments in human history through the centuries - from the rise of empires, brutal wars, revolutions in blood and iron to astonishing discoveries and the wonders of the digital age.

Episode 1 - Survival
This episode tells of how the earliest humans spread around the world, adapting and surviving against the odds.

Episode 2 - Age of Empire
In this episode, Andrew Marr tells the story of the first empires which laid the foundations for the modern world.

Episode 3 - The Word and the Sword
In this episode, Andrew Marr charts the spiritual revolutions that shook the world between 300 BC and 700 AD.

Episode 4 - Into the Light
Andrew Marr tells the history of the Middle Ages - the exploration of the Vikings, the Golden Age of Islam, and the conquests of Genghis Khan.

Episode 5 - Age of Plunder
This episode tells the story of Europe's rise from piracy to private enterprise. The explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China.

Episode 6 - Revolution
In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy.

Episode 7 - Age of Industry
In this episode, Andrew Marr tells how Britain's Industrial Revolution created the modern world.

Episode 8 - Age of Extremes
In this episode, Andrew Marr brings the story of human civilisation up to date with the twentieth century.


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