(Discovery Channel, Friday, 9 p.m.)

Bringing 70,000 years of human history to life, this epic series travels through time to the big stories of history. It is a human story populated with big characters in the places where the big events happened. It is the story of civilisations, cultures, successes and failures, a story that charts progress and development through the centuries. Each film explores a crucial turning point in history, featuring dramatic reconstruction, computer graphics and gripping story-telling.