|01||01||Insult To Injury||20090601|
Newfangle is bottom of the tree; despised by his mother, savaged by alpha male Alf on a daily basis and ignored by Snaggle, his favourite female. But Newfangle is a hominid with big ideas. He invents language, which he hopes will transform his situation, only to find that words have a way of being twisted to new and unpleasant uses.
The tribe is tasked with building Alf the Alpha a giant mound, to help him survey his swamp kingdom. While working in the mud, Newfangle finds a rhythm in the clanking of flints in dirt- it's music and the tribe go ape for the original sound.
Soon he and Crag are performing their songs to adoring fans, but then the band splits. Newfangle's dreams are shattered, until he meets a mysterious primate impresario in the forest who has a plan for a comeback tour.
|01||03||Grows On Trees||20090615|
It's boiling hot down in the swamp and the tribe suffer while Alf and Lucy enjoy the cool breezes in their treetop home. Newfangle, aided by Crag, discovers that piles of mud can be shaped into shelters from the heat. These mudturtles, as Crag calls them, prove very popular with the other hominids - so popular that Newfangle devises a complicated payment system based on future harvests to cope with demand. But then the whole pyramid scheme comes crashing down when Crag intervenes with a big idea of his own.
Newfangle has to come up with a spectacular new invention for the annual feast or he'll end up as the main course, because Alf's recent hunting was a disaster. Will inspiration strike or is Newfangle a damp squib?
|01||05||Sticks And Stones||20090629|
For the first time in years there is peace in swamp. Thanks to Newfangle's invention of language and the development of peace treaties, the tribe has not fought with the Australopithecines for months.
But then Alf upsets the fragile peace by mentioning their funny-shaped heads. Newfangle has to develop some kind of super-weapon to deal with the Aussies' superior technology, but what ideas will the hominid devise?
|01||06 LAST||Trees In The Forest||20090706|
Newfangle accidentally offends the elders of the tribe, who order the other hominids to savage the doubter. He hides from the mob, only to discover that his words carry a new-found power.