A History of the World Backwards Filmed in Redcliffe Caves

History of the World Backwards

The History of the World Backwards tells the story of the world, but in a world where time flows forwards whilst history told backwards. In other words, if you were born in 2007, you would be 60 years old in 1947. All the major historical events happen backwards, so for example, Nelson Mandela enters jail a Spice Girls fan, and comes out as a terrorist intent in overthrowing the state. There are several recurring themes, such as the "Technology collapse", where scientific discoveries are lost, forgotten or made unworkable.

It was shown on BBC Four, starting on 30 October 2007.

Link - Web Site - http://www.robnewman.com/historyinreverse.html

Episode 1

Whist in a cave Rob has accidentally carved a Buddha.

Link - You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbJEo7grzlo

Episode 4

Druid Cave - Bard tells Chieftainess about the last Railway.

Link - You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs5kGRRqs9c

Episode 5

Druid Cave - Bard tells Chieftainess how nukes left Tuwaitha.

Link - You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oj6Z40Pcqo

Episode 6

Cave man returns and slobs about.
Neanderthal man reveals cave drawing of Kylie.

Link - You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfa8auEOUV4


Props used in the film - The giant tortoise shell, drawings of Kylie Minogue, George Michael and Mick Jagger.

Photographs : Steve Sharp, Alan Gray

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