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1. The Story of China (2016 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Documentary

8.7
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Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 63

2. The Story of India (2007 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history.

Stars: Michael Wood, Chris Baily

Votes: 721

3. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Creators: Mark Goodson, Bill Todman | Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 35

4. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Michael Wood tours the English locations important to William Shakespeare as he explores the playwright and poet's life and work.

Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Gerald Kyd, Fred Melamed

Votes: 179

5. Great Railway Journeys of the World (1980– )

Documentary

8.6
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A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn, Miles Kington, Michael Palin

Votes: 40

6. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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In each episode, English historian Michael Woods's team sheds an original light on a major period in British history. However, instead of a merely descriptive approach, they attempt to ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wood, Carenza Lewis, Chris Dryer, Bob Holman

Votes: 46

7. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Stars: Michael Wood, John Boardman, Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, Richard Brilliant

Votes: 50

8. Conquistadors (2000– )

Documentary

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This documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions in the early sixteenth century that conquests America. This 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wood, John Collee

Votes: 120

9. Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (1991 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Documentary

8.2
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What can the past teach us about the present? Come along as charismatic historian Michael Wood (The Story of India) travels the globe to trace the origins of six great civilizations: Iraq, ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 73

10. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 319

11. In Search of the Trojan War (1985 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary

8.9
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Stars: Michael Wood, John Chadwick, Peter Connolly, Colin Renfrew

Votes: 184

12. This Week (2003– )

45 min | News, Talk-Show

6.6
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Andrew Neil and guests take a look back at the week in politics.

Stars: Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, Miranda Green

Votes: 84

13. Saturday Superstore (1982–1987)

Documentary

7.0
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Children's Saturday morning magazine show.

Stars: Mike Read, Keith Chegwin, Sarah Greene, John Craven

Votes: 12

14. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )

220 min | Documentary

8.4
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Michael Wood explores four of the world's most famous myths: Shangri-La, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and King Arthur.

Stars: Michael Wood, Adjoa Andoh, Sasha Behar, Syreeta Kumar

Votes: 97

15. King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons (2014– )

Documentary

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Michael Wood argues that the most important and influential British kings were a father, son and grandson who lived over a thousand years ago during the age of the Vikings.

Star: Michael Wood

16. Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979–1982)

Talk-Show

6.2
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Stars: John Wells, Ned Sherrin, Tim Rice, Jane Walmsley

Votes: 9

17. Top 10 Egypt (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Michael Wood | Director: Tilman Remme | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

18. Masterpieces of the British Museum (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Daniel Evans, David Attenborough, Irving Finkel, Claude Ardouin

19. The Great British Story: A People's History (2012– )

Documentary

6.2
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Series looking at history through the eyes of ordinary people. Rulers and royals, lords and ladies have all had their say down the centuries, what were the last 1,600 years like for everyday Britons?

Stars: Anton Blake, Anthony Bradshaw, Scot Cooper, Nelson Das Neves

Votes: 12

20. Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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The worldwide Nazi search for archaeological and historical support for their beliefs in the Aryan (German) master race.

Director: Kevin Sim | Stars: Michael Wood, Colin Renfrew, Florrie Rost van Tonningen, Wulff Brebeck

Votes: 71

21. In Search of Ancient Ireland (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Writers: Leo Eaton, Ailbhe Hines | Director: Leo Eaton | Stars: Michael Baillie, Edel Bhreathnach, Friar Christopher Dillon, Charles Doherty

Votes: 31

22. The Nicholas Craig Masterclass (1990–1992)

Comedy

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Stars: Nigel Planer, Mark Aiken, Miles Kington, Michael Palin

23. Britain's Finest (2003– )

70 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Carenza Lewis, Loyd Grossman, Peter Hall, Bill Paterson

Votes: 29

24. Christina: A Medieval Life (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Michael Wood explores village life in 14th century England, a time of plague, war and famine. Through the use of a remarkably complete set of documentary records, he explores one village - ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Wood | Director: David Wallace | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 19

25. Darshan: An Indian Journey (1992 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

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Writer: Michael Wood | Director: Gerry Troyna | Star: Michael Wood

26. In Search of William the Conqueror (1981 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 11

27. Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman in a time of revolution. Born during the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Arden is the daughter of a Warwickshire farmer, but she ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

28. Great Little Railways (1983– )

Documentary

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A series presenting various narrow gauge railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Brian Blessed, Colin Garratt, Ray Gosling, Simon Hoggart

29. Terra 2050 (2007 TV Mini-Series)

3 min | Documentary

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Stars: Colin Pillinger, Kevin Warwick, Michael Wood

30. Michael Wood on Beowulf (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Arif Nurmohamed | Stars: Julian Glover, Michael Wood

Votes: 19

31. In Search of Ethelred the Unready (1981 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

32. Gilbert White, the Nature Man (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Michael Wood | Stars: Richard Mabey, Michael Wood

33. In Search of Athelstan (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 10

34. News 24 Sunday (2005– )

60 min | News

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A new one hour series for the BBC, concentrating on politics.

Stars: Peter Sissons, Sarah Campbell, Susanna Reid, Edwina Currie

35. In Search of Alfred the Great (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

36. Viewpoint '93 (1993– )

Documentary

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Stars: John Pilger, Michael Wood

37. Vikings Live from the British Museum (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: John Rooney | Stars: Bettany Hughes, Michael Wood

38. In Search of Boadicea (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

39. In Search of Arthur (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

40. In Search of Eric Bloodaxe (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

41. A Church to Yourself (1979– )

Documentary, History

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Star: R.T. Brooks

42. In Search of Offa (1979 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Writer: Michael Wood | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

43. The Nicholas Craig Masterclass (1990–1992)
Episode: A Roving Commission (1992)

Comedy

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Stars: Nigel Planer, Mark Aiken, Miles Kington, Michael Palin

44. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )
Episode: A Time of Revolution (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Alexandra Gilbreath, Gerald Kyd

Votes: 13

45. Art of the Western World (1989– )
Episode: A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque & Gothic Art (1989)

58 min | Documentary

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Romanesque art and architecture were shaped by two powerful forces: pilgrimage and the monastic movement. Gothic cathedrals elaborated and improved upon Romanesque design. Includes: Gislebertus, St.-Denis, Chartres, etc.

Writer: Perry Miller Adato | Director: Perry Miller Adato | Star: Michael Wood

46. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: Ages of Gold (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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In the 6th century AD was the start of India's Golden Age, with the rise of mythical kingdoms, especially Rama's Ayodhya, according to the supreme Hindu epic, the moralistic Ramayana. ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Wood | Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 18

47. Conquistadors (2000– )
Episode: All the World Is Human

Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

48. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )
Episode: Arthur: The Once and Future King (2005)

Documentary

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Writer: Michael Wood | Directors: Jeremy Jeffs, Gregory Doran | Stars: Aoife McMahon, Graham Phillips, Michael Wood

Votes: 14

49. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: Beginnings (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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At the 60th independence anniversary of the largest democracy, Michael tells how it entered the world stage. Some 75,000 years ago, curious men from Africa followed the shore to southern ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Wood | Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 23

50. Art of the Western World (1989– )
Episode: Between Genius and the Abyss (1990)

Documentary

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This episode examines the works of the rebellious "Viennese Secession" artists and architects, headed by Gustav Klimt, beginning in the late 1890s.

Director: Ian Potts | Star: Michael Wood