A pair of documentaries that examine periods in history when changes in conditions on the Earth posed a major threat to the survival of its inhabitants. ‘Dinosaur Secrets’ revisits the world of the dinosaurs and discusses what may have led to their abrupt extinction. ‘The Frozen World’ moves forward in time to study the Ice Age, when human beings were pushed to the limit of their endurance and intelligence as they sought to survive a global plummet in temperatures.
Dawn Of The World examines two very different times in history, but the fight for survival transcends time and species. First we visit the prehistoric world, as Dinosaur Secrets examines the ultimate fighters of this unique period: the gigantic beasts that stalked the Earth millions of years ago. Today, palaeontologists are uncovering the dinosaurs’ fighting grounds and are gaining startling new insights into how the creatures’ survival often came down to manoeuvrability, team co-ordination and striking at the exact moment. Then travel forward through history to the Ice Age, when Arctic glaciers reached as far south as London and Man faced a daily struggle not just to survive as individuals, families or groups, but to avoid the ultimate extinction of the species.