Director: Jonathan Renouf
Jonathan Renouf is an Executive Producer in the BBC Science Department. He's been making science and nature programms for more than 10 years. He has filmed in the hottest and coldest places on Earth, been nominated for an RTS Award (Royal Television Society), as well as two BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) and is a three-time Panda Award winner at the Wildscreen Festival.
This series tells the story of how the Earth has influenced human history, from the dawn of civilization to the modern industrial age. It reveals for the first time on television how geology, geography and climate have been a far more powerful influence on the human story than has previously been acknowledged. A combination of epic story telling, visually stunning camerawork, extraordinary locations and passionate presenting combine to form a highly original version of human history. Human Planet This film explores the most recently established force, humans. It's easy to think of the human impact on the planet as a negative one but this isn't always the case. It is clear that humans have unprecedented control over many of the planet's geological cycles; the question is, how will the human race use this power?