Were the books After Man or Man After Man ever made into a TV show or a documentary movie?

I don’t mean the documentary The future is Wild, mind you. Maybe as a variant of the usual “time machine" style stories?

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    Kind of hard to prove a negative, but I'd go with no, from the results of this query. However, Prehistoric World (1993) shows up and apparently features the author. You might want to check the thing out (trailer)
    – Jenayah
    Jul 31, 2018 at 22:03
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    Alien Planet — based on Wayne Douglas Barlowe's book Expedition — is similar, if you thought you saw a video version of Dougal Dixon's After Man.
    – Gaultheria
    Jul 31, 2018 at 22:22
  • No @Gaultheria I don’t remember seeing a video version, sorry Jul 31, 2018 at 22:58
  • @Jenayah - I find that it helps to actually ask the person in question. They're usually the best source of info about their own works.
    – Valorum
    Aug 2, 2018 at 16:02
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    @Valorum as it happens, not all of us are good friends with said author ;D but I can't deny that, as it's something I tend to do (in an other context)
    – Jenayah
    Aug 2, 2018 at 16:05

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I asked my good friend Dougal Dixon (the author of After Man) this question and he was kind enough to point me toward a low-budget Japanese documentary production from the early 2000s.

You can view the full series here

This appears to be the only (other) derivative work whether TV, Film or written.

  • Now all that's left for you to do is learn Japanese :)
    – Jenayah
    Aug 2, 2018 at 12:30
  • @Jenayah - What's annoying is that the non-voiceover bits are in English and then dubbed over with Japanese.
    – Valorum
    Aug 2, 2018 at 13:15
  • That's not worse than the Ultraman 60s TV show where the English dubbing was not only awful, but sometimes just randomly absent, and you were left with no idea of what was said in Japanese. Fortunately, most 60s kaiju plots do not really require much understanding of what's being said... :)
    – Jenayah
    Aug 2, 2018 at 13:22

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