BBC, Discovery Explain <i>History Of The World</i>

You have to hand it to the BBC. Having won plaudits for natural history documentary series Planet Earth and Life, you might wonder where the corporation goes next. The answer? It's going to reveal the history of the world in just eight hours.

History Of The World is the name of a newly-announced eight part mini-series co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel, in which British political journalist Andrew Marr will discuss the most important moments from over 20,000 years of human history. The series is the first new co-production between the BBC and Discovery following the newly-announced extension of their partnership to 2014, and will debut in 2012 on BBC One in the UK.

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