On Hannibal's Trail

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On Hannibal's Trail
Genre History, travel
Presented by Danny Wood
Sam Wood
Ben Wood
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Chris Granlund
Producer(s) Robin Dashwood
Fiona Cushley
Andrea Illescas
Location(s) Spain
Cinematography John Bretherton
Editor(s) Mike Duly
Moira Knowles
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC Four
Picture format 1080i[1]
Original release 19 July (2010-07-19) – 23 August 2010 (2010-08-23)
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t6skb

On Hannibal's Trail is a history and travel BBC television series in which three Australian brothers - Danny, Ben and Sam Wood - set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who marched from Spain to Rome at the head of an invading army accompanied by elephants.

The series was first shown on BBC Four in July 2010, and later repeated on BBC HD and BBC Two. In 2012 it was sold to the National Geographic Channel is now being shown worldwide.


  1. "Hitting the Road" – 19 July 2010

The brothers hit the road, cycling up the east coast of Spain, passing through the palms of Elche, the beaches of Benidorm and Valencia's zoo before arriving at Sagunto, where Hannibal's war against the Romans truly began. On the way, they meet Australian cycling champion Matthew Lloyd and they talk to the elephants - and their keepers.

  1. "Barca! Barca! Barca!" – 26 July 2010
  2. "Crossing the Rhone" – 2 August 2010
  3. "Over the Alps" – 9 August 2010
  4. "Hannibal the Great" – 16 August 2010
  5. "Hannibal at the Gates" – 23 August 2010


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