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. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all. So join the good Doctor for the ultimate outback road trip: an exploration of the history of the planet as seen through the mind-altering window of the Australian continent.
The Early Days
The ultimate outback road trip: an exploration of the history of the Earth as seen through the mind-altering window of the Australian continent. Presented by Dr Richard Smith.
The First Steps
Richard Smith introduces us to Planet Earth's forgotten pioneers: the anthropod armies that invaded the shores.
The Wild Years
Join Dr Richard Smith as he dodges the dinosaurs and seeks out the sea monsters that inhabited Australia during its wildest years.
The Big Island
The series final sees us racing down the last 65 million years to the present day. In the wake of the catastrophe that saw off the dinosaurs, Australia set off on a lonely voyage in southern seas.