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The 13 part series "The Ascent of Man" was first broadcast on BBC2 from May 5-July 28, 1973.
This is the 4th of the (2005 DVD release) 4 disc set.
(I have reconstructed this 4th disk from individual files I obtained - The menu is all me)
Presented by J Bronowski
The Ascent of Man is regarded as one of television's greatest achievements.
Dr Jacob Bronowski traces the steps of scientific imagination through history as they happened, where they happened.
This lavish and thought-provoking series tells the story of the ideas that have transformed our lives.
More than three years in the making, with location filming in over 20 countries.
This award-winning series remains compelling viewing.
The Long Childhood
In this final program Bronowski - poet, playwright, mathematician, philosopher - draws together many threads of the series. He takes stock of man’s complex, sometimes precarious, ascent. Argues that man’s growth to self-knowledge is the longest childhood of all.
Taken from http://www.tvfactual.co.uk/ascent_of_man.htm
Extras - Sir David Attenborough Remembers THE ASCENT OF MAN (2004)
Where The Ascent of Man stumbles is in its underlying assumption that the mechanics of progress will provide the tools to avert future triumphs of political dogma over humanism. The intervening 30 years have sadly proven Bronowski wrong on this point,...
Taken from http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/549805/index.html
Video: MPEG-2, 720x576px, 50Hz, 1:333
Audio: English Stereo, AC3 48kHz 2 channels
Main Soundtrack: Dolby Digital Stereo
Run Time: 1:03:18
Disc Format: PAL DVD5
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