Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman explores what it means to be human in this six-part series that finds him travelling the world exploring the common ties that bind us all together – no matter how different our cultures.

The first episode focuses on love and, with his trademark warmth and benevolence, Morgan is the perfect person for the task. He meets a former resident of a Romanian orphanage, a tribe in Ethiopia, a woman who found love in an arranged marriage and an American soldier with an astonishing story of camaraderie.

Perhaps the most uplifting tale in tonight’s episode, though, is that of the London hairdresser who gives free haircuts to homeless people.