Tonight (Sunday, 13th May) at 20:00 on BBC 2 ... for Neanderthal believers, agnostics and deniers.
This first programme in a two-part series investigates what Neanderthals looked like and and how they lived in their Ice Age world. It turns out that almost everything we thought we knew about them is wrong. They weren't hunched, grunting, knuckle-dragging ape-men at all. In reality they were faster, smarter, better looking - and much more like us than we ever thought.
And in London computer modelling of the Neanderthal vocal track can let
us hear a Neanderthal voice 40,000 years after they became extinct.
These were no brutish apemen - they were surprisingly like us. So
finally, to see just how well Neanderthals would blend in to modern
society, we put Ned amongst the commuters on a busy tube train. He fits