Lost Kingdoms of Africa

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Lost Kingdoms of Africa
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Directed bySarah Howitt, Ian Lilley, Mark Bates
Narrated byDr. Gus Casely-Hayford
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)Rachel Bell
Producer(s)Ross Harper, Michael Simkin
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)IWC Media for BBC
Original networkBBC Four
Picture formatSD: 576i 16:9
Audio formatStereo
First shown inUnited Kingdom
Original release5 January 2010 (2010-01-05) –
20 February 2012 (2012-02-20)
External links
Production website

Lost Kingdoms of Africa is a British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC. It describes the pre-colonial history of Africa. The series is narrated by Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford.

The series was originally commissioned as part of the Wonderful Africa Season[1] on BBC Four in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup.

The first season of Lost Kingdoms of Africa was originally screened in the UK on BBC Four each Tuesday night over four weeks, starting on 5 January 2010. The second season of Lost Kingdoms of Africa was broadcast over four weeks, starting on 30 January 2012.

Episode list: Season One[edit]

Episode 1: Nubia[edit]

First aired on 5 January 2010

  • Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the old African kingdom of Nubia.

Episode 2: Ethiopia[edit]

First aired on 12 January 2010

Episode 3: Great Zimbabwe[edit]

First aired on 19 January 2010

Episode 4: West Africa[edit]

First aired on 26 January 2010

Episode list: Season Two[edit]

Episode 1: The Kingdom of Asante[edit]

First aired on 30 January 2012

  • Asante, a kingdom that was built on gold and slaves.

Episode 2: The Zulu Kingdom[edit]

First aired on 6 February 2012

  • The secrets behind the Zulus' cultural power and military strength.

Episode 3: The Berber Kingdom of Morocco[edit]

First aired on 13 February 2012

Episode 4: Bunyoro & Buganda[edit]

First aired on 20 February 2012

  • How the Ugandan kingdom of Bunyoro saw its dominance challenged by the rise of Buganda.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wonderful Africa Season". BBC. Retrieved 22 February 2012.

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