Catastrophe

Wednesday, December 9 on M4

Scientists believe that evolution has been shaped by major catastrophes that have almost extinguished all life on earth. Using the latest CGI and featuring scientific experts, Tony Robinson investigates these theories. Two hundred and fifty million years ago, 95% of life was wiped off the face of the Earth in the Permian extinction. In this film, leading experts piece together evidence from all over the world.

Wednesday, December 2 on M4

Scientific research suggests that evolution has been shaped by major catastrophes that have almost extinguished all life on earth. Tony Robinson investigates the history of natural disasters, putting a new perspective on our existence: that we are the product of catastrophe. Four and half billion years ago, in the chaos of the early solar system, a Mars-sized planet smashed into our young Earth with such force that this cataclysmic collision almost obliterated it completely. But it has since revealed itself to be the most defining moment in our planet’s history.

Saturday 7 February 7:55pm on M4

Tony Robinson investigates the history of natural disasters, putting a new perspective on our existence: that we are the product of catastrophe. Four and half billion years ago, in the chaos of the early solar system, a Mars-sized planet smashed into our young Earth with such force that this cataclysmic collision almost obliterated it completely. But it has since revealed itself to be the most defining moment in our planet’s history.

Monday 24 November at 9:00pm on Channel 4

Tony Robinson investigates the history of natural disasters, putting a new perspective on our existence: that we are the product of catastrophe. Four and half billion years ago, a Mars-sized planet smashed into our young Earth with such force that this cataclysmic collision almost obliterated it. But it has since revealed itself to be the most defining moment in our planet’s history. As a molten Earth reeled from the impact, the Moon was formed. This orbiting moon in turn triggered an extraordinary sequence of events, enabling this unique planet to teem with life.

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