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Walking with Cavemen: Season 1: Episode 3 -- An extraordinary new breed of ape-men called Homo egaster 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.


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Release Date:
27 March 2003 (UK) See more »
Eye-to-eye with your ancestors.
The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution. Full summary »
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HORRIBLE Documentary! See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast [14])
Robert Winston ... Himself - Presenter (4 episodes, 2003)

Alec Baldwin ... Narrator (USA version) (4 episodes, 2003)
Christian Bradley ... Various hominids (4 episodes, 2003)

Alex Palmer ... Various hominids (4 episodes, 2003)
Oliver Parham ... Various hominids (4 episodes, 2003)
David Rubin ... Various hominids (4 episodes, 2003)
Florence Sparham ... Various hominids (4 episodes, 2003)
Marva Alexander ... Various hominids (3 episodes, 2003)
Rachel Essex ... Various hominids (3 episodes, 2003)
Faroque Khan ... Various hominids (3 episodes, 2003)
Suzanne Cave ... Various hominids (2 episodes, 2003)
Ruth Dawes ... Various hominids (2 episodes, 2003)
Anthony Taylor ... Various hominids (2 episodes, 2003)

Badria Timimi ... Various hominids (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Richard Dale (4 episodes, 2003)
Pierre de Lespinois (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
Michael Olmert (4 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Richard Dale .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Peter Georgi .... series producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Sandra Gorel .... new media producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Nick Green .... assistant producer / producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Mark Hedgecoe .... producer (4 episodes, 2003)

Bill Latka .... producer (unknown episodes)
Pierre de Lespinois .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steven Manuel .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
David W. Foster (4 episodes, 2003)
Tim Murrell (2 episodes, 2003)
Peter Parnham (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Casting by
Paul Dale (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Production Design by
Tim Goodchild (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Art Direction by
Jenny Bowers (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Makeup Department
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (4 episodes, 2003)
Tina Foster .... prosthetic makeup / prosthetic makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Julian Murray .... prosthetic makeup (2 episodes, 2003)
Nik Williams .... prosthetic makeup / prosthetic makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)

Dan Frye .... makeup effects lab technician (unknown episodes)
Matthew Smith .... prosthetic makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Paul Ralph .... production manager (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Scrivener .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Art Department
Andre Birgisson .... property master (3 episodes, 2003)

Oliver Dear .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jovan Ajder .... sound designer (4 episodes, 2003)
Kenny Clark .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2003)
Anneline De Kock .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2003)
Michael Keinath .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2003)
Arthur Kondouries .... sound (4 episodes, 2003)
Tim White .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2003)
Keith Silva .... sound / sound mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

Nicholas Bunker .... boom operator: US version (unknown episodes)
Peter Crooks .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Roger Titley .... physical effects (3 episodes, 2003)
Nicolette Van Wyk .... physical effects (3 episodes, 2003)
Tina Foster .... creature animatronics (2 episodes, 2003)
Julian Murray .... creature animatronics (2 episodes, 2003)
Nik Williams .... creature animatronics (2 episodes, 2003)

Tim Goodchild .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Palmer .... animatronic engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Aidan Farrell .... colourist (4 episodes, 2003)
Tim Goodchild .... visual effects director (4 episodes, 2003)
Tim Ellison .... visual effects compositor (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Stunts
Grant Hulley .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)

Janine Wyatt-Mair .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Barlow .... additional photographer (4 episodes, 2003)
Mike Caine .... photographer (4 episodes, 2003)
J.P. de Lespinois .... grip (4 episodes, 2003)
Houston Hadden .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2003)
Chris Hartley .... photographer (4 episodes, 2003)
Rick Manzanero .... photographer (4 episodes, 2003)
Jay Jay Odedra .... photographer (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Animation Department
Diane Staniforth .... character designer and sculptor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
John Lynch .... executive editor (4 episodes, 2003)
Gerard Evans .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Peter Parnham .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Other crew
Leslie Aiello .... scientific consultant (4 episodes, 2003)
Liz Collier .... production team / production team assistant (4 episodes, 2003)
Claire Imber .... scientific consultant (4 episodes, 2003)
Patsy Rodenburg .... director: voices (4 episodes, 2003)
Chris Stringer .... scientific consultant (4 episodes, 2003)
Peter Badcock .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2003)
Rick Matthews .... production head: South Africa (3 episodes, 2003)
Robin Chalkley .... production team (2 episodes, 2003)

Joline Laarman .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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UK:30 min (4 episodes) | USA:100 min

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Some stock footage shots, as well as the mammoth and Megaloceros models, were recycled from "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts" (2001).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The program features many badly made composite shots. The ape-men playing with the presenter's jeep at times have a different hue than the surroundings, their movements are out of sync with the jeep as they make it rock, and they aren't reflected on the vehicle, whereas the presenter is.See more »


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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
HORRIBLE Documentary!, 14 April 2009
Author: scallenger from United States

One Star. That's all this documentary deserves. I haven't felt this disappointed in watching a movie, let alone a documentary, in quite some time.

I'm a BIG fan of the "Walking With..." series, including it's Nigel Marvin spin-offs, for all their gleeful fun yet informative information. And although the subject of prehistoric man has never interested me nearly as much as other prehistoric creatures, the subject is still interesting and unique to explore. Having seen all the other docs from the series, I figured I need to see this one as well, especially after seeing relatively good reviews in other places.

Well for those of you who put up a good review of this doc... what were you thinking?! lol.

Though the information that they were able to get through was interesting, the presentation failed in every other way possible. It had a terrible flow, was incredibly unfocused in what it was trying to say (with information scrambled and sometimes out of of place), horrible effects (that includes the few moments of CGI and especially the makeup effects), and overused MTV-style camera effects.

Speaking of the makeup effects, one reviewer here mentioned how laughable the scene was when the cavemen come across this giant ape and how it looks a lot like a 70s man-in-suit horror movie. Well there are plenty of moments just like that were the people portraying the ape men looked ridiculous and acted ridiculous. None of this is helped by horrible camera positions and compositions.

The worst part of all is none of it is shown in an interesting or dynamic way, or looks remotely real. It doesn't even look like it was taken seriously. It also lacked any emotional punch that the predecessors of the series had. Remember the episode in "Walking With Dinosaurs" of the fate of the Ornithochirus (sp?)? That episode still gets me on the verge of tears every time I watch it. It's this sort of engagement with the subject that lacks here most of all. When you are more engaged in the subject and it's own personal story, even one that is just speculation, you care more about the facts surrounding it.

The only saving graces of this production are the fairly good narration (at least in the BBC version I saw) and the music. Otherwise, DO NOT bother even renting this one unless you want to have a good laugh (which I did frequently, but usually followed by rolling eyes). This does not belong on the shelf with the other "Walking With..." docs.

And does it make sense to learn that this doc was NOT produced or directly involved with the same people who did the others in the series? Hmmm...

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