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Landmark mockumentary-maker Philomena Cunk traces the history of Britain and Earth.

Network:BBC Two

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The best episode of "Cunk on..." is "Rise of the Machines", rated 8.9/10 from 7 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Rise of the Machines" aired on 10/11/2022 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "War(s) of the World(s)?".

  • Rise of the Machines
    8.9/10 7 votes

    #1 - Rise of the Machines

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-10-11

    Cunk sees how science and industry ushered in an age of convenience but also threatened all life on earth. So swings and roundabouts really.

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  • War(s) of the World(s)?
    8.4/10 7 votes

    #2 - War(s) of the World(s)?

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-10-18

    Cunk concludes her profound and accurate history of humanity, bringing us up to the present day - which at the time of writing is Tuesday.

    Director: N/A

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  • Faith/Off
    8.1/10 11 votes

    #3 - Faith/Off

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-27

    Cunk tells the story of the birth of two of the world’s great religions and learns what came next: the fall of the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and Genghis Khan. So a bit of a rough patch for Mankind, if we’re honest.

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  • Beginnings
    8.0/10 1,289 votes

    #4 - Beginnings

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-04-03

    Philomena takes us right back to the beginning with the Big Bang and interviews Robert Peston about British politics.

    Director: N/A

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  • Twentieth Century Shocks
    8.0/10 807 votes

    #5 - Twentieth Century Shocks

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-04-24

    Philomena and Mark Lawson examine the first half of the 20th century, with two world wars but no world cup.

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  • The Arse End of History
    8.0/10 737 votes

    #6 - The Arse End of History

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-01

    In the final episode, Cunk has made it to the 21st century and Brexit.

    Director: N/A

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  • In the Beginnings
    8.0/10 12 votes

    #7 - In the Beginnings

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-09-20

    In this opening episode Cunk travels the world, heading down caves and up mountains in her search for Mankind’s first moments, and with the help of a variety of experts she explains how the earliest societies were formed: from the easier ones to spell like Rome and Greece, to the ones that are harder to spell, like Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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  • The Empire Strikes Back
    7.9/10 1,034 votes

    #8 - The Empire Strikes Back

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-04-10

    Philomena's odyssey takes her from King Henry VIII to Lord Horatio Nelson.

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  • The Renaissance Will Not Be Televised
    7.9/10 10 votes

    #9 - The Renaissance Will Not Be Televised

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-10-04

    Philomena Cunk explores the Renaissance and revolutions, including but not limited to the American one.

    Director: N/A

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  • The Third Episode
    7.8/10 871 votes

    #10 - The Third Episode

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-04-17

    Philomena examines the Victorians and is joined by Chris Packham who tries to shed some light on Darwin's discoveries.

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