Human Journey: Out of Africa

Five-part series begins Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Where do we come from? This extraordinary BBC series unravels our origins by exploring the life and journeys of the first humans. Today, there are seven billion humans on earth, spread across the entire planet. New scientific evidence suggests that it all started with a tiny group of people who left Africa on an incredible journey. In the first episode of this five-part series, we go in search of the first humans to piece together a picture of how they managed to survive in the dangerous environment of pre-historic Africa—200,000 years ago.