Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, Neil Oliver uncovers the story of prehistoric Britain in the fascinating four-part documentary series: The World of Stonehenge.
Episode 1: Age of Ice
We travel back to the ice age in Britain and begin the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history.
The ice age saw a struggle for survival in a brutal world of climate change and environmental catastrophe.
Episode 2: Age Of Ancestors
Episode 2 continues the story of how today’s Britain and its people were forged over thousands of years of ancient history.
It’s 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local hunter-gatherers.
Episode 3: Age Of Cosmology
Neil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself.
This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.
Episode 4: Age Of Bronze
The final episode in season 1 reaches the end of the epic tour of our most distant past with the arrival of metals and the social revolution that ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade, and village life.
- Release date2011
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Simon Winchcombe, Arif Nurmohamed
- Production companyBBC