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 Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes9 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes9 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.