Channel 5’s new reality TV show takes 20 people back to the Stone Age. It’s pretty obvious how this one is going to go — but we’ll be watching anyway.
Channel 5 has gone back to the Stone Age with its new reality TV show, 10,000 BC. Will you be tuning in to watch a male model, a farmer, a nightclub owner and 17 other contestants try to make fire, forage for food and hunt wild animals in a remote Bulgarian forest (while wearing animal skins)?
Predictably getting used to a Stone Age existence is harder for some participants than others. One woman clearly didn’t get the memo and turned up in high heels. Another is a vegetarian, who wasn’t too pleased when the group were welcomed to the forest with a freshly slaughtered deer.
10,000 BC is being marketed as “groundbreaking” but chances are it will follow the tried-and-tested reality television formula: people will cry a lot, argue about food and some of them will quit the process (in this case, two volunteers gave up only two days into the five-week experiment due to homesickness and heat exhaustion).
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So how did people live in 10,000 BC?
- Stone, wood, bone and antlers were used as weapons and implements.
- People spent their days digging shallow pits and trenches to mine for flint.
- The latest new technology was the ability to make fire.
- The fashion of the day was animal skin, sewn together with thread made from plant materials using bone needles.
- Few people lived past the age of 30.
Channel 5’s 10,000 BC starts on Monday at 10 p.m.