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1. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )
Episode: The Search for Shangri-La (2005)

Documentary

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Directors: Sean Smith, Gregory Doran | Stars: Syreeta Kumar, Michael Wood

Votes: 15

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

360 min | Documentary

8.8
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Stars: Michael Wood, John Chadwick, Peter Connolly, Colin Renfrew

Votes: 192

3. 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.

Stars: Michael Wood, Andrew Ng

Votes: 74

4. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: Spice Routes & Silk Roads (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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In 150 BC, the Greek Hippalos discovered strong monsoons that allowed seafaring using improved Roman wooden ships from the Red and Arab Seas to the spice coast of modern Kerala and back. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 20

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

60 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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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: 749

6. 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: 329

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

Documentary

8.5
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A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

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

Votes: 43

8. Britain's Finest (2003– )

70 min | Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Carenza Lewis, Loyd Grossman, Peter Hall, Bill Paterson

Votes: 30

9. The Story of China (2016– )
Episode: Golden Age (2016)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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The tale of what's broadly considered China's most creative dynasty - the Song (960-1279). Michael Wood heads to the city of Kaifeng, the greatest city in the world before the 19th century.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 6

10. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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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: 53

11. 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

12. In Search of Athelstan (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 10

13. 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: 48

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

220 min | Documentary

8.3
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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: 99

15. 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 »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 19

16. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )
Episode: Jason and the Golden Fleece (2005)

Documentary

8.3
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Directors: Sean Smith, Gregory Doran | Stars: Sasha Behar, Michael Wood

Votes: 10

17. 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: 76

18. Conquistadors (2000– )

Documentary

8.2
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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: 123

19. 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: 181

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

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

21. In Search of Arthur (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

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

55 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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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 »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 25

23. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: Freedom (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Michael discusses with Indian historians and witnesses, including some rajahs, first how British India was established by the East India Company in the general British rivalry with France, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 19

24. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: Henry VIII to the Industrial Revolution (2010)

58 min | Documentary

8.2
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The tale reaches the dramatic events of Henry VIII's Reformation and the battles of the English Civil War. We track Kibworth's 17th century dissenters, travel on the Grand Union Canal and ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 6

25. The Story of China (2016– )
Episode: The Ming (2016)

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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The tale of one of China's most famous dynasties begins with the amazing story of Hongwu, a peasant rebel who founded one of greatest eras in Chinese history.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 6

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

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 11

27. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )
Episode: For All Time (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Gerald Kyd, Fred Melamed

Votes: 14

28. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: The Power of Ideas (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Since the fifth century BC, India developed an Iron Age pacifist model: individuals seek dharma (virtue), artha (richess and success), kharma (pleasure and joy) and ultimately moksa (... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Stars: Chris Baily, Michael Wood

Votes: 27

29. In Search of Boadicea (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

30. In Search of Offa (1979 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

31. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: Domesday to Magna Carta (2010)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Wood's unique portrait moves on to 1066 when the Normans build a castle in Kibworth. He reveals how occupation affected the villagers from the gallows to the alehouse, and shows the ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 7

32. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: The Great Famine and the Black Death (2010)

58 min | Documentary

8.0
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Wood's fascinating tale reaches the catastrophic 14th century. Kibworth goes through the worst famine in European history, and then, as revealed in the astonishing village archive in Merton... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Derrick, Peter Harvey | Stars: Michael Wood, Carenza Lewis, Chris Dryer, Bob Holman

Votes: 7

33. The Story of India (2007– )
Episode: The Meeting of Two Oceans (2007)

55 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Ghazni Afghan empire founder's 11th century raids from Multan (Pakistan) started Islam's influence on India. Since the twelfth century conquests established sultanates dominating northern ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 22

34. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: Victoria to the Present Day (2010)

58 min | Documentary

8.0
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Michael uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny concerts of the 1880s, visiting World War I ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

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

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, History

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

Votes: 33

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

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 8

37. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: Peasants' Revolt to the Tudors (2010)

59 min | Documentary

7.9
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Michael Wood's gripping tale moves on to dramatic battles of conscience in the time of the Hundred Years' War. We see how the people themselves set up the first school for their children. ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 7

38. Michael Wood's Story of England (2010– )
Episode: Romans to Normans (2010)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Host Michael Wood explores the history of England by looking at the evolution of the town of Kibworth and it's inhabitants. Like most places in the England, Kibworth was first recorded in ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Derrick | Stars: Michael Wood, Stewart Kendall

Votes: 8

39. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )
Episode: The Duty of Poets (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

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

Votes: 13

40. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )
Episode: The Lost Years (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

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

Votes: 15

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

Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Alexandra Gilbreath, Gerald Kyd

Votes: 14

42. In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005– )
Episode: The Queen of Sheba (2005)

Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Jeremy Jeffs, Gregory Doran | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Michael Wood

Votes: 18

43. 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 »

Director: David Wallace | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 19

44. The Story of China (2016– )
Episode: Silk Roads and China Ships (2016)

59 min | Documentary

7.4
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Michael Wood tells the tale of China's first great international age under the Tang Dynasty (618-907). He travels along the Silk Road to the bazaars of central Asia and into India on the ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 9

45. The Story of China (2016– )
Episode: The Last Empire (2016)

59 min | Documentary

7.4
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China's last empire, the Qing, lasted from 1644 to 1912. It began in violence and war as the Manchus swept down from the north, but invaders became emperors, with three generations of one ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

46. 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.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 35

47. The Story of China (2016– )
Episode: Ancestors (2016)

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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Historian Michael Wood looks back at the start of China's history from the creation legend to the first 3 recorded dynasties Xia, Shang and Zhou, to the unification of 7 states under Qin ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 9

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

Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Jeremy Jeffs, Gregory Doran | Stars: Aoife McMahon, Graham Phillips, Michael Wood

Votes: 16

49. Saturday Superstore (1982–1987)

Family

7.0
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Children's Saturday morning magazine show.

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

Votes: 13

50. Top 10 Egypt (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Tilman Remme | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5