History of the World in 2 Hours (2011)
Did you know that 1% of the white noise you see on your television is actually background radiation from The Big Bang? This CGI-driven special tells the epic 14 billion year history of our world in two hours. It's a fast-paced journey from the beginning of time to the present day, stopping off to explore key turning points, historic moments, and extraordinary connections between the distant past and our daily lives. This is an entirely new way of looking at the history of the Universe, the planet Earth, and humankind. Drawing upon the emerging academic field of Big History, producers break down the traditional barriers between the sciences and history to show how astrophysics, chemistry, biology, palaeontology, anthropology, and all eras of history can actually unite into a single narrative. From the formation of the earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization, it's a rapid-fire view of our unforgettable story—from zero to 14 billion years in 120 minutes.