The Link: Uncovering our Earliest Ancestor?

The oldest complete fossil of a primate has been discovered - could it be our oldest ancestor?


The Link is a major multi-platform event including a landmark documentary, book, and interactive website to coincide with the publication of scientific paper describing one of the most significant discoveries ever made.

When scientists announced the discovery of Ida, a 47 million year old fossil that could be our earliest ancestor, the world was stunned by the detail preserved in the most complete fossil primate ever found. With exclusive access to Ida, this film follows the scientists who believe she is one of the missing links in the chain of our evolution. Through the remains of one small primate, the film explores the origins of humankind though a fossil that connects to every one of us.


1 x 60 mins


Science, Nature, Attenborough, Special


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