I was a very big fan of the book Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, a sort of history of civilisation and how the West came to have the global dominance it had achieved by the end of nineteenth century. It's a story of anthropology, hunting, farming, urbanisation, industry, war and energy exploitation and is endlessly fascinating.
It's been made into a three-part documentary, and since More 4 are not going to repeat the first part I went looking for it on the Interwebs and found parts One and Two here and here. If you want to catch up with it on the tellybox, More 4 will presumably be showing the second part next Saturday at 9 of the evening clock. Enjoy!