About the TV Show
The Ascent of Man
First Air Date: May 05, 1973
|First Aired on||:||1973|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||13 episodes in 1 Seasons|
The Ascent of Man is a thirteen-part documentary television series produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films first transmitted in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski. Intended as a series of "personal view" documentaries in the manner of Kenneth Clark's 1969 series Civilisation, the series received acclaim for Bronowski's highly informed but eloquently simple analysis, his long unscripted monologues and its extensive location shoots.