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Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 1: Survival

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Andrew Marr traces 70,000 years of history, beginning with the earliest humans. From Africa, they spread around the world, adapting and surviving against the odds. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 2: Age of Empire

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary charting the history of civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr tells the story of the first empires which laid the foundations for the modern world. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 3: The Word and the Sword

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series charting the history of civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr examines the spiritual revolutions that shook the world between 300 BC and 700 AD. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 4: Into the Light

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew reaches the Middle Ages, when Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 5: Age of Plunder

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew tells the story of Europe's rise from piracy to private enterprise, starting with Columbus's discovery of America. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 6: Revolution

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew explores the Age of Revolution, when people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 7: Age of Industry

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series charting the story of human civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr tells how Britain's Industrial Revolution created the modern world. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 8: Age of Extremes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series charting the story of human civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr brings the story right up to date with the twentieth century. Show more