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Discovery, BBC to co-produce series ‘History Of The World’

MUMBAI: US non fiction media company Discovery and UK pubcaster The BBC are once again joining forces, announcing the co-production of a new series titled ‘History Of The World’.


The eight-part programme, set to premiere in 2013, spans the globe to provide the definitive account of human civilization.


From 70,000 BC to 2011 AD, the series recounts the world‘s most decisive turning points. Each episode highlights military campaigns, love stories, medical breakthroughs and assassinations, telling the story of our shared history.
 
Through state-of-the-art CGI technology, high-end dramatic reconstructions and stunning location footage from five continents, viewers are transported back in time to witness the events and meet the people who have changed the course of human history.


Topics to be covered include the struggle to survive the ice age, the birth of democracy, the Viking conquests, the ultimate Renaissance Man, the beginnings of the world‘s great religions, the first-ever Stock Exchange, the Trial of Galileo, the creation of a nation by slaves, the Cold War and the economic power-houses of the 21st century.


From the early settlers in Mesopotamia to the wonders of Babylon and Egypt; from the earliest Chinese Dynasties to the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empires; from the Incas and the Spanish conquistadors to the Industrial Revolution; from the Opium Wars to World War II – the show will look to reminds viewers where they came from and take them on a journey through time.

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