The Long Search

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The Long Search
GenreDocumentary series
Created byBBC
Directed byJonathan Stedall
Presented byRonald Eyre
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Producer(s)Peter Montagnon
Camera setupJohn Else, et al.
Running time52 minutes per episode
First shown inBBC Two
Original release19 September (1977-09-19) –
12 December 1977 (1977-12-12)
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The Long Search was a 1977 BBC documentary television series spanning 13 episodes. Presented by theatre director Ronald Eyre, the series surveyed several major world religions, including Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic Christianity. Other episodes surveyed Theraveda and Zen Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and the New Age movement. Location filming took place in India, England, Italy, Japan, Israel, Romania, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the United States, Egypt, Indonesia, and South Africa.

Scholar of religion Ninian Smart acted as editorial consultant to the show, and also authored a companion book by the same name. The series was re-issued on DVD, and is currently distributed by Ambrose Video.

Episode listing[edit]

  1. Protestant Spirit USA (Indiana)
  2. Hinduism: 330 Million Gods
  3. Buddhism: Footprint of the Buddha (Sri Lanka)
  4. Catholicism: Rome, Leeds and the Desert
  5. Islam: There is no God but God (Egypt)
  6. Orthodox Christianity: The Romanian Solution
  7. Judaism: The Chosen People
  8. Religion In Indonesia: The Way of the Ancestors (Toraja)
  9. Buddhism: The Land of the Disappearing Buddha (Japan)
  10. African Religions: Zulu Zion (South Africa)
  11. Taoism: A Question of Balance (Taiwan)
  12. Alternative Lifestyles in California: West Meets East
  13. Reflections on the Long Search

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