The story of Noah building an ark to save his family and save thousands of animals from a flood which destroys all life on earth is an epic from many people's childhoods. It's a wonderful story, found in the Bible, the Koran and the Torah.
But is it in fact, real history?
Now the technology exists to examine this well known epic with the eyes of science. We will weigh out the evidence from archaeological finds in Iraq. We will examine the proof that a global flood did cover the whole planet.
We'll also create a historically accurate picture of the real Noah: who he was, where he lived and what he might have looked like.
from the intro to the movie
Film made in 2003 - BBC Manchester/Discovery Channel Co-Production