The Ascent of Civilization (2015)

Extent

Seen in 2019.

This review refers to the second season only, in its 2017 English-language adaptation.

Categorization

A mix of academic talking heads, reenactments, cartoons etc.

Subject

The influence of various large and loose groups of people on European and North African history.

Commentary

Some of the academics make a poor impression, particularly Richard Miles, and much of the material is clearly adapted for children, complete with hammy acting.

moving picture non-fiction series