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Wall to Wall, PBS to explore origins of civilization

American pubcaster PBS has teamed with UK-based Warner Bros. subsidiary Wall to Wall to produce a four-part series that travels across the globe to identify the four cornerstones of civilization: ...
April 23, 2018

American pubcaster PBS has teamed with UK-based Warner Bros. subsidiary Wall to Wall to produce a four-part series that travels across the globe to identify the four cornerstones of civilization: war, religion, cities and trade.

First Civilizations will examine how humans went from mobile foragers to creating villages, towns, cities and states by utilizing the latest in archaeological discoveries, new theories and dramatic reconstructions to paint a picture of the ancient world.

The specialist factual series travels across Mexico, Guatemala, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Oman, Morocco, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and U.S.

First Civilizations airs across PBS at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning on April 24.

The series is produced by David Batty, Robin Dashwood and Tom Cebula. Wall to Wall’s executive producer is Tim Lambert, and PBS executives are Bill Gardner and Bill Margol.

First Civilizations expands on the five-part PBS First Peoples series, which explored the evolution of prehistoric humans and broadcast in 2016.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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