Over three episodes of Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide, Richard Smith takes us from the birth of the solar system to the modern world, and tells an Australian story that spans 4.6million years. When Europeans first stepped into the island of Australia they saw it as a young country, but nothing could have been farther from the truth. In reality, Australia is a land with the oldest rocks and oldest fossils on Earth, all harbouring secrets from the time when the planet was being formed.
Scattered around the sunburnt face of the country, there are clues and enigmas that reveal our planet’s deep past: remains of vast reef systems, bold footprints of bygone creatures, remnants of prehistoric jungles and long, forgotten ancestors.
Richard travels around this enormous country, following the ancient clues to unlock the the secrets of time. Aided by stunning natural landscapes and state-of-the-art CGI, Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide brings to life ancient and terrifying animals, as well as Richard’s voyage to the beginning of time itself.