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The History of the World Backwards - Episode 1


Writer and comedian Robert Newman presents a humorous new take on the world - history in reverse, sending us spinning back through the hedge of time from 2007 to the year zero. Joined by actors such as Colin McFarlane, Richard McCabe and Anton Lesser, his sketch show starts with the steady decline in IT jobs, sees how horse manure becomes a prized commodity in the 1970s and watches eminent geneticists Watson and Crick slowly forget the secrets of DNA.