Origins Of Us – Anatomist Alice Roberts returns in a new series that reveals how our body tells the story of human evolution. She looks at the clues – from the way that we walk to the shape of our faces – that lie within every one of us and which show our extraordinary transformation from forest ape to the most powerful species on the planet.
Alice explores the advantages our skeleton brought us as we learned to stand up, what our saliva can tell us about our evolutionary journey and how the way we relate to each other helped us in our struggle for survival. And she shows how our evolutionary progress also came at a cost – from bad backs to difficult childbirth. As much about our bodies today as it is about our bodies six million years ago, Origins Of Us aims to change the way people see themselves for ever.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011