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
Genre Documentary
Written by Michael Wood
Directed by David Wallace
Presented by Michael Wood
Composer(s) John Eacott
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Leo Eaton (PBS)
Laurence Rees (BBC)
Producer(s) Rebecca Dobbs
Cinematography Peter Harvey
Linette Frewin
Alistair Cameron
Peter Jeuvenal
Running time 57-60 minutes
Production company(s) Maya Vision International
Original network BBC
Original release 14 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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