Professor Alice Roberts journeys 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the ice age. This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed... See full summary »
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Dominic Frisby Dominic Frisby ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2013
Alice Roberts ...  Herself - Presenter 3 episodes, 2013
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Professor Alice Roberts journeys 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the ice age. This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed cats ruled our planet. Drawing on the latest scientific detective work and a dash of graphic wizardry, Alice brings the ice age giants back to life. Written by http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018c9fm

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19 May 2013 (UK) See more »

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Close but it has a lot to live up to
31 December 2013 | by Little_JuanSee all my reviews

Alice Roberts is a good choice for a TV natural history presenter but she doesn't quite save this program.

For me there is too much repetition of the animations. There is also no overall progression or narration to the show and the series doesn't quite get anywhere.

To sum up why this isn't that great.... too many animation repetitions, no substantial questions that lead to roundly answered off answers using overlay shots, animations and narrated explanations. Also too many nice fly-by shots of Roberts on a rock, Roberts on an icy rock, Roberts on another rock in the desert.

I like that they tried - the program makers just need to try harder and learn from great documentaries (Planet Dinosaur or what she did in the Origins of Us).


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