British Isles: A Natural History

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Wednesday 9:00 PM on BBC Premiered Sep 01, 2004 Between Seasons

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British Isles: A Natural History is an eight-part documentary series that follows the evolution of the Britain three billion years ago to the present day by studying its geological features, climate, fossils, and relics. The program is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh and examines different rock formations across Britain and discovers the secret that lies beneath these geological features. This documentary reveals how England, together with Scotland, drifted away from their original locations near the Equator and South Pole. It shows how the mediterranean climate and various natural forces have shaped the present landscape of Britain, and reveals how the early humans contributed to these changes. It examines fossils and relics gathered from the Ice Age to the Stone Age, and explains how these discoveries dramatically affected Britain's Industrial Revolution. With increasing temperatures and season changes in mind, it predicts the future of Britain several years from now. British Isles: A Natural History is produced by BBC Natural History Unit and first aired in 2004.

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AIRED ON 11/17/2004

Season 1 : Episode 7

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