The BEST Episodes of Walking with Cavemen

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2020

Network: BBC One

Ground-breaking special effects illustrate the drama of human evolution in Professor Robert Winston's four-part new series.Series examining the world of the prehistoric ancestors of modern-day humans.

The Survivors

#1 - The Survivors

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2003

A focus on a group of Homo heidelbergensis, advanced tool users who lived in family units but who were incapable of imagination, and their descendents the Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, who came to conquer the world.

star 8.60
150 votes
Writers: Michael Olmert
Savage Family

#2 - Savage Family

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 27, 2003

An extraordinary new breed of ape-man called homo ergaster has taken over Africa. They are expert tool-makers, food-finders and travellers, but where they differ most from their predecessors is in their communal lifestyle. The third instalment of Professor Robert Winston's series on human ancestry travels back one-and-half million years to explore this innovative creature.

star 8.40
150 votes
Writers: Michael Olmert
First Ancestors

#3 - First Ancestors

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 27, 2003

Journeying millions of years into the past, Winston goes on the trail of Australopithecus afarensis, an ape who took the first step towards modern man.

star 8.20
150 votes
Writers: Michael Olmert
Blood Brothers

#4 - Blood Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 2003

Two species of ape-man feature in the second of Professor Robert Winston's series on human ancestry: the gentle, root-munching Paranthropus boisei and the enterprising scavenger Homo habilis. Who had the best strategy for survival in their prehistoric world?

star 7.80
150 votes
Writers: Michael Olmert