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Wednesdays from 24 April 8.30pm Channel 074

Meet the Neanderthals, but not as we know them – smarter, faster and more like us than we imagined.
Hollywood star Andy Serkis teams up with expert paleontologists and uses breaking science, emotional storytelling and award-winning animation to discover the true nature of our ancient ancestors, bringing them to life like never before.

The team build fully realistic and accurate 3D performance-capture avatars of real Neanderthals for the first time, revealing how scientific discoveries are changing perceptions of the Neanderthals and helping us tackle modern disease. This is the surprising story of our past and how it can help shape our future.

Presenters: Ella Al-Shamahi (Horizon) and Andy Serkis (Black Panther, Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, The Lord of the Rings)