BBC and Discovery Channel Join Forces for ‘History of the World’

The BBC and the Discovery Channel, which collaborated in the past on “Planet Earth” and “Life,” are starting work on another joint documentary, “History of the World.”

They said on Monday that the series would cover 20,000 years of humanity in eight episodes, or roughly 2,500 years an episode.

Their prior series have used state-of-the-art cameras to capture natural habitats, but that’s not an option in “History of the World,” so they will instead rely on re-enactments and computer graphics....

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