TV Ascent Of Man, The (BBC-2 1973 with Jacob Bronowski) Published 3 years ago on January 1, 2016 UK / BBC Two – Time Life / 13×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 May – 28 May Jul 1973 After having scaled the highest peaks of television with Civilisation it was clearly obvious that more of the same was in order, BBC2 controller David Attenborough (yes the David Attenborough – during the 1960’s Attenborough spent much of his time as head of the BBC’s fledgling second channel) decided the emphasis this time should be on science and technology. Some four years in the making The Ascent of Man reached the screening in 1973 and was easily the equal of Civilisation, presented and written by Polish born (and supremely eloquent but also nicely personal too) Dr Jacob Bronowski the 13 part series took a thematic approach to topics such as evolution, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics and even atomic physics and Bronowski’s easy delivery made understanding how man had shaped the environment very easy to digest, some of the most fascinating sections deal with the industrialisation of the world and some of the saddest moments feature Bronowski visiting Auschwitz where many of his family and friends perished during world war two. The episodes were Lower Than Angels – Foresight and imagination The Harvest Of The Seasons – From our nomadic wanderings to settling down in one place and the beginings of agriculture. The Grain In The Stone – Setting up communities. The Hidden Stucture – The story of chemistry. Music Of The Spheres – Bronowski looks at mathmatics. The Starry Messenger – A growing understanding of astronomy. The Majestic Clockworck – A look at thye work of Einstien & newton. The Drive For Power – The Industrial Revolution. The Ladder Of Creation – Charles Darwin. World Within World – Atoms, electrons and neutrons. Knowledge Or Uncertainty? – Physics. Generation Upon Generation – Genetics. BBCDocumentary Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV24 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV24 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV24 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV24 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV24 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago In the Dark: The One That Got Away (S1EP8 The CW Thurs 23 May 2019, Kyra Sedgwick directs) The One That Got Away: Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) finally starts opening up to Max (Casey Diedrick). Meanwhile, Murphy, Max and... Episodes2 days ago Life in Pieces: Lost Math Art Glam (S4EP CBS Thurs 23 2019) Lost Math Art Glam: Greg scrambles to find Lark when he loses her at the hospital while visiting Jen and... Episodes2 days ago Elementary: The Further Adventures (Season 7 Premieres CBS Thurs 23 May 2019) The Further Adventures: Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.