History of Love


As long as humans have lived on Earth, they have been having sex. But what about love ? When did love become part of our world ? And how has it changed since we stopped living in trees ? This five- part documentary series explains how love and sex have developed throughout human history.

The programme explores how love and sex have shaped humanity, and how society has shaped love and sex. The series points out that societal narratives and ideas have always influenced human sexuality, and that culture forbids what biology allows.

Each episode observes how this tension has developed in a different era of human history – from the Stone Age via Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Age up to the present. Combining evocative reconstructions, innovative CGI, and the expertise of world-leading scientists, this captivating series provides a nuanced under – standing of the ever- evolving history of love.