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Visionary perspective on human life

This is the story of humanity, told through the greatest questions we’ve ever asked. Venturing into incredible places across the globe and drawing on the latest scientific theories, Professor Brian Cox explores everything from the nature of consciousness and language development to the human need to search deeper into the unknown and our compulsion to discover alien life in the universe.

In this definitive exploration of our past, present and future, the series concludes with a visionary image of what could lie ahead.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday April 26 at 7:15pm

Apeman - Spaceman

Charting the human story from apes to the birth of civilisation and to the stars, Brian Cox travels to Ethiopia and Jordan to trace the universe' s role in our own origins.

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday April 27 at 2:25am

Apeman - Spaceman

Charting the human story from apes to the birth of civilisation and to the stars, Brian Cox travels to Ethiopia and Jordan to trace the universe' s role in our own origins.

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday May 3 at 7:10pm

Why Are We Here?

Brian Cox explores how humans have evolved a level of consciousness way beyond any other creature on Earth.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday May 4 at 2:50am

Why Are We Here?

Brian Cox explores how humans have evolved a level of consciousness way beyond any other creature on Earth.

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday May 10 at 7:15pm

Are We Alone?

Considering the possibility of alien life, this episode tackles the qu estion - if the universe has thrown up one intelligent civilization, why not another?

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday May 11 at 2:25am

Are We Alone?

Considering the possibility of alien life, this episode tackles the qu estion - if the universe has thrown up one intelligent civilization, why not another?

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday May 17 at 7:15pm

A Place In Space And Time

How did we come to understand we are not at the center of the universe?

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday May 24 at 6:15pm

What Is Our Future?

Journeying to Spain, the Arctic and Florida, the series concludes by asking, what next for the ape that went to space?

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday May 25 at 1:40am

What Is Our Future?

Journeying to Spain, the Arctic and Florida, the series concludes by asking, what next for the ape that went to space?

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