Big History: History of the World in Two Hours & History of Earth

From the Big Bang to Today: Just the Highlights, Please 
(link to article in New York Times that reviews the documentary)
“History of the World in Two Hours,” on History, skips minutiae like kings and battles to focus on bigger things, like the discovery of fire and the formation of the Earth and the Sun.

Earth: Making of a Planet

Imagine cameras have been around since the creation of Earth to record every major event.

Take a photographic journey thorough time from the violent birth of our planet four and a half billion years ago, through ice-ages, massive volcanic eruptions and the dinosaurs' reign to the first humans. For the first time, see the incredible story of our planet unfold in one single, seamless camera move.