Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia. Nowhere else can you simply jump in a car and travel back through the entire history of the world.
Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide takes you on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. Buckle up for a rocky ride down the Road of Time with series host Dr Richard Smith. Over four one-hour episodes, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and exploding asteroids.
I think I'm going to have to buy it. I missed last week's program and my ABC reception (along with my channel 7 reception, all channels owned by them), is very bad and sometimes not watchable.
When I see programs like this I am very sad that my father isn't here to see them. He would be delighted with the information packed into the program. He collected fossils and had trilobites and crinoids and other Australian fossils which he had collected over time. I'm pretty sure they're still at home in the drawers under the little telephone table where they've lived for over 40 years!
Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide.
A bonus, if you search for the name of the program you will find links to creationists' blog/s, which make for fascinating reading as they try to debunk the fossil evidence and tell us you can only know something really happened if there were witnesses, so all this program is a myth.