The World Shaped By Time
First in a three-part documentary
series offering an insight into the dramatic forces that shape
life on Earth, using speeded-up footage that compresses
centuries into seconds.
The program follows the movement of
mountains, rivers, glaciers and the sea, and offers a glimpse of
what the future might hold, revealing how the Great Rift Valley
may well be on its way to becoming the next ocean.
Life - The Race Against Time
How the passing of time on Earth
affects life on a variety of levels, from the daily opening of a
flower’s petals to the evolution of the horse.
A swift journey
through the seasons demonstrates how caribou spend most of their
time on the move, while the flying squirrel’s body clock,
attuned to the rhythms of the Earth, is revealed to be the most
accurate in nature.
Masters of Time
The last episode in the series
examines how humans perceive and experience time, investigating
the internal body clock which tells people when to eat, drink,
sleep and relax.
The importance of accurately measuring time is
explored in relation to human evolution, and there’s a debate
about whether mankind will ever be able to travel between past,
present and future.