Mankind The Story of All of Us narrated by Stephen Fry, is the first television series in a generation to look at the history of the human race through the ages, in a way that is highly ambitious in the scale of its cinematic vision, and uses dazzling CGI and dramatic reconstructions to bring to life the most critical events in human history.
Who are we, how did we get here and what came before? Through state of the art production techniques, Mankind: The Story of All of Us links the past with the present, tracing humanity’s first steps out of Africa through the creation of empires to the globalised society of the 21st century. The series explores the connections that have shaped the modern world, providing a deeper understanding of how global discoveries have impacted on the world as we know it today.
This is a story of survival in a harsh brutal environment - against all odds. Where 99.9% of other species have perished throughout history, the human race struggled to overcome obstacles and adapt to changing environments in order to thrive. The series examines what is unique about us to have made humans the dominant species on the planet.
In each episode, the path of Mankind’s progress will be unlocked: from the first tools to the construction of the pyramids; the birth of agriculture and the revolutions in military technology; the Vikings landing in America and the discovery of new worlds, culminating in the industrial revolution and the making of the modern world. This is the story of the moments that changed history forever and made us who we are today.