Rise of the Continents Series
Two-hundred and fifty million years ago, the Earth looked like something from another solar system. The continents we know today were concentrated into a single landmass—Pangaea—surrounded by Panthalassa, an immense ocean. But about 200 million years ago, this supercontinent started to break apart: new ocean basins were forming, mountains rocketed skywards and over millions of years, seven new landmasses were created from the remnants of the old, each one unique - our continents. Piecing together clues from across the globe and using cutting edge CGI, this four-part series puts the giant jigsaw puzzle of Pangaea back together; uncovering the turbulent story of each continent and revealing why each one is so unique. Spectacular aerial shots reveal the beauty and astonishing landscapes that resulted from the breakup and collision of whole continents, while underwater footage captures the world's most biodiverse seas and smoking volcanoes in the darkest depths of the ocean.
2013, A BBC/Science Channel Co-production. 4-part series, 50 minutes each.