In Search of the Trojan War

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In Search of the Trojan War
Region 1 DVD cover
Genre History documentary
Written by Michael Wood
Directed by Bill Lyons
Presented by Michael Wood
Composer(s) Terry Oldfield
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Running time approximately 345 minutes in total
Production company(s) BBC
Picture format 4:3
Original run 24 February 1985 (1985-02-24) – 31 March 1985 (1985-03-31)

In Search of the Trojan War is a 1985 6-part British TV documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood. It examines the extent to which historical and archeological evidence matches with the tale of the Trojan War as recounted by Homer in The Iliad.


  • Episode 1: The Age of Heroes
  • Episode 2: The Legend Under Siege
  • Episode 3: The Singer of Tales
  • Episode 4: The Women of Troy
  • Episode 5: Empire of the Hittites
  • Episode 6: The Fall of Troy