Ancient Skies



With breath-taking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world’s most important astronomical artefacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history. We take a journey through past visions of the heavens from all over the world, and from the dawn of civilisation to the recent past. From hunter-gatherers to Edwin Hubble, we’ll see the myriad of ways that we have observed and chronicled the movements of the heavens And with a cast of expert historians and astronomers, we explain the science behind the phenomena that our ancestors sought to explain through mythology. Throughout the series, we use cutting-edge animation to demonstrate our ever-evolving understanding of how the universe works and our place in an ever-expanding cosmos. 

Broadcaster: PBS & ZDF
Genre: Specialist Factual Documentary
Format: HD 3 x 1 hrs
Production Year: 2018 – 2019
Release Date: July 2019
Executive Producer: Steve Maher, Jonathan Drake
Directed/ Produced by: Adam Luria
Narrated by: Jason Allan Carvel
Additional Voice: Amelia Clover