In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
Series title alongside a bust of the subject
Written byMichael Wood
Directed byDavid Wallace
Presented byMichael Wood
Composer(s)John Eacott
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)Leo Eaton (PBS)
Laurence Rees (BBC)
Producer(s)Rebecca Dobbs
CinematographyPeter Harvey
Linette Frewin
Alistair Cameron
Peter Jeuvenal
Running time57-60 minutes
Production company(s)Maya Vision International
Original networkBBC
Original release14 July (1998-07-14) –
4 August 1998 (1998-08-04)
External links
BBC Two In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great was a BBC documentary television series first shown during 1998. It was written and presented by British historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.[1]

Wood retraced the travels of Alexander the Great, from Vergina in Macedonia, where his father Philip II of Macedon died and Alexander was proclaimed king, through seventeen present-day countries to the borders of India and back to Mesopotamia, where he died.[2] Whereas most of Wood's documentary series had titles beginning "In Search of...", the title of this series reflected a slightly different approach.

The series was directed by David Wallace.[3]

Episode list[edit]

Episode one: Son of God

Macedonia to Turkey

First broadcast 14 July 1998

Episode two: Lord of Asia

Zagros to Persepolis

First broadcast 21 July 1998

Episode three: Across the Hindu Kush

The golden road to Samarkand

First broadcast 28 July 1998

Episode four: To The Ends of the Earth

Pakistan to Babylon

First broadcast 4 August 1998

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