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Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 1: Origins

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. Henry Louis Gates Jr looks at the discoveries that point to Africa as the genetic home of all currently living humanity. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 2: The Cross and the Crescent

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. Henry Louis Gates Jr explores how the emergence of Christianity and Islam reshaped Africa over centuries. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 4: Cities

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. This episode looks at the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at the time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Mark Bates
Producer:
Mark Bates
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 6: Clash of Civilisations

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. The final episode reviews the 19th century, when a fierce competition for resources and trade led to conflicts. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 5: The Atlantic Age

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. This episode looks at the tremendous changes that took place across the continent between the 15th and 18th centuries. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Karen McGann
Producer:
Karen McGann
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 3: Empires of Gold

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Series exploring the history of Africa. Henry Louis Gates travels to the shores of the Sahara Desert to see the transformation of north and west Africa. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films