The Journey of Mankind with Eddie Izzard

September 2014

S1 Ep2 - Dad's Line

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Dad's Line - In this second episode, Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard embarks on a unique and epic, personal journey using his own DNA to trace the migration of his ancestors out of Africa and into Europe over the past 142,000 years. A simple saliva swab and the latest cutting edge DNA science help Eddie explore the secrets of his dad’s family history over the last 10,000 generations, as he traces his ancestral route across 10,000 miles all the way back home to Britain. Along the way he meets so...
August 2014

S1 Ep1 - Mum's Line

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Mum's Line - Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard sets out on an incredible personal quest to follow the route of his ancestors in a 200,000-year migration from Africa to Europe. Becoming the first human ever to trace his genes’ journey, this spectacular global travelogue starts with a sample of Eddie’s DNA. Scientists then plot the exact path his distant cousins took. It’s an entertaining, unpredictable journey through Namibia, Cameroon and Djibouti in Africa, up into Arabia and onwards, finally ar...