The Ascent of Woman

This week's top TV: 1 - 6 September


India: Nature’s Wonderland



BBC’s India season continues tonight in this two-part series exploring the Far East’s exotic range of wildlife. In tonight’s episode, wildlife expert Liz Bonnin travels to the Gir Forest, home to the world’s largest Asiatic Lions.

Alongside Bonnin, Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer athlete Jon Gupta climb the Himalayas and roam India’s natural wonders. Look out for roaming lions, dancing tigers and even singing gibbons… 

Four-part documentary The Ascent of Woman to hit BBC Two

A trailblazing four-part documentary series on the history of women will air on BBC Two this autumn.

Charting the role of women in society over 10,000 years, The Ascent Of Woman is the first ever documentary to explore the history of women from the birth of civilisation to the contemporary era.

Focusing on the themes of freedom, oppression, inclusion and exclusion, the series aims to study the status of women and women’s rights.

The series is written and presented by Dr Amanda Foreman, the author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.