The Story of God is another excellent scholarly documentary that explores the origins of religion. Professor Robert Winston made the film in 2005 to be broadcast in three parts on TV soon after the release of his book, The Story of God.
Part 1: “Life, the Universe and Everything” – focuses on the origins of ancient animistic beliefs and the eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism.
Part 2: “No God but God” – focuses on the three great monotheistic Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Part 3: “God of the Gaps” – considers how the idea of God has been challenged by modern ideas, especially scientific theories and discoveries.
(This is no longer available on youtube, so save the mp4 version for your archive.)