Chris Addison's Civilisation

Comedy series written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Chris Addison, the thinking-idiots anthropologist, takes us on a journey through the vast and rich subject of civilization and explains exactly what it is that we need to create a new one.

Episodes

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01Controlling The Universe2006040520070709
20081005 (BBC7)
20081006 (BBC7)
20100509 (BBC7)
20110529 (BBC7)
20120501 (BBC7)
20130605 (BBC7)

Comedy series written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper.

Chris Addison, the thinking-idiots anthropologist, takes us on a journey through the vast and rich subject of civilization and explains exactly what it is that we need to create a new one.The thinking-idiot's anthropologist reveals what's next in the future of mankind. With Geoffrey McGivern. From April 2006.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist reveals what's next in the future of mankind.

With Geoffrey McGivern.

From April 2006.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains exactly what we need to create a new civilization.

Chris investigates the notion of a controllable universe.

The thinking idiot's anthropologist reveals what's next in the future of mankind. With Geoffrey McGivern. From April 2006.

02Cities And Laws2006041220070716
20081012 (BBC7)
20081013 (BBC7)
20100516 (BBC7)
20110605 (BBC7)
20120508 (BBC7)
20130612 (BBC7)

(02/04)

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains flaws in the urban democratic system. With Geoffrey McGivern. From April 2006.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains flaws in the urban democratic system.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains flaws in the democratic system, builders and good manners.

Chris shows us how to build a city and stop it from destroying itself.

03A Working Society2006041920070723
20081019 (BBC7)
20081020 (BBC7)
20100523 (BBC7)
20110612 (BBC7)
20120515 (BBC7)

Episode 03 of 04

The thinking idiot's anthropologist charts the bumpy evolution of the Western World. With Dan Tetsell. From April 2006.

The thinking idiot's anthropologist charts the bumpy evolution of the Western World.

With Dan Tetsell.

From April 2006.

Charting the development of Western culture, the comedian goes on a journey of poo lakes, snails and farmers.

Chris explains, amongst other things, why he chose to spell civilization with a Z.

04 LASTA Sense Of Identity2006042620070730
20081026 (BBC7)
20081027 (BBC7)
20100530 (BBC7)
20110619 (BBC7)
20120522 (BBC7)

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains how mankind makes society function. With Dan Tetsell. From April 2006.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist explains how mankind makes society function.

With Dan Tetsell.

The thinking-idiot's anthropologist elucidates culture, identity and the pitfalls of prank-calling monks.

Chris explains how culture gives a civilization a sense of identity, and Professor Herring tells us all about a conference on deckchairs.