Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe: Series 1
In Mysterious Universe, Arthur C. Clarke and his team of highly respected scientific experts travel the globe seeking the truth behind mythical creatures, ancient legends and hair-raising rituals.
Part 1: Doom of the Dinosaurs
For millions of years, dinosaurs walked the earth – the largest creatures ever to walk the face of the planet. Today, only their fossilized bones remain, yet they still have the power to fascinate. What made them disappear?
Part 2: Keys to the Past
Archaeologists have helped solve many baffling mysteries. This episode investigates three such mysteries, including the Plain of Jars in Laos.
Part 3: Mysteries of the Maya
The Maya are one of the most intriguing and spectacular civilizations known to man. Many centuries ago in Central America they built cities full of secrets.
Part 4: Mysteries of the Sea
The compelling tale of the vanishing crew of the Marie Celeste and the fate of the disappearing three-man crew of the Flannan Isles lighthouse are probed.
Part 5: Relics of the Saints
The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth with the supposed impression of a crucified Christ. Scientists investigate the claims surrounding it and other mysterious relics in this episode.
Part 6: Secrets of Ancient Worlds
Pre-historic archaeological phenomena such as the lost city of Atlantis have long been the subject of interest for scientists and many creative writers.
Part 7: Secrets of the Pyramids
The pyramids of Egypt have long been a subject of scrutiny and awe. Yet there are still unanswered questions surrounding them. Arthur C. Clarke digs deep to determine the facts behind one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Part 8: Snake Charmers Wolf Children and Holy Men
This episode investigates mystical Indian snake charmers and the legendary Indian rope trick. Does the cobra truly dance to the charmer’s tune?
Part 9: The Psychic Detectives
This episode details the accounts of individuals who claim to use psychic abilities to solve crimes and find missing people.
Part 10: Trail of the Big Cats
Clarke examines evidence of the existence of giant cats such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
Part 11: Where Giants Walked
The Moai are monolithic human statues that lie on Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island – one of the most mysterious and also most investigated places on earth.
Part 12: Zombies the Living Dead
Haiti has long been known for its sinister Voodoo rituals where witch doctors supposedly enslave people through potions and spells, turning them into zombies.