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

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Star: Michael Wood

2. Conquistadors (2000– )
Episode: The Conquest of the Incas

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Star: Michael Wood

3. Conquistadors (2000– )
Episode: The Fall of the Aztecs

AO | Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

4. Conquistadors (2000– )
Episode: The Search for El Dorado

Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

5. The Story of China (2016– )

59 min | Documentary

8.1
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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, Frank Ching, Tao Tao Liu, Jia Lu

Votes: 193

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

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Michael Wood, Frank Ching, Baoxin Qin, Haitao Zhao

Votes: 24

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

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 16

8. 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 »

Stars: Michael Wood, Tao Tao Liu, Jia Lu, Bai Bo

Votes: 22

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

59 min | Documentary

7.3
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'Revolution', Michael Wood observes, 'has been a fact of life in Chinese history'. Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged.

Stars: Michael Wood, Andrew Ng

Votes: 13

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

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 13

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

59 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 15

12. 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

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

Documentary

6.9
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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

Votes: 8

14. Vikings Live from the British Museum (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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

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

Documentary

7.1
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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: 15

16. 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: 57

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Michael Wood on Beowulf (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Arif Nurmohamed | Stars: Julian Glover, Michael Wood

Votes: 21

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 »

Director: David Wallace | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 20

25. The Story of India (2007– )

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: 841

26. Terra 2050 (2007– )

3 min | Documentary

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Stars: Colin Pillinger, Kevin Warwick, Michael Wood

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

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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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: 26

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

TV-PG | 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 »

Director: Jeremy Jeffs | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 31

29. News 24 Sunday (2005– )
Episode: Episode #3.5 (2007)

News

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Louise Minchin read the news headlines and Peter Sissions reviewed the Sunday newspapers with Mihir Bose and Eve Pollard. Peter questioned Iyad Allawi, the former interim Iraqi Prime ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Irving | Stars: Peter Sissons, Louise Minchin, Mike Ramsden, Carol Kirkwood

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

TV-PG | 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: 25

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

TV-PG | 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: 27

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

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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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: 29

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

TV-PG | 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: 33

34. Masterpieces of the British Museum (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

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

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Richard Mabey, Michael Wood

36. Masterpieces of the British Museum (2006– )
Episode: The Sutton Hoo Helmet (2006)

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Director: Lucie Donahue | Stars: Daniel Evans, Angela Care Evans, John Hines, Sonja Marzinzik

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

220 min | Documentary

8.0
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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: 110

38. 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

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

Documentary

7.2
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King Arthur, a 5th-century Celtic monarch who battled invading Anglo-Saxons, first appears in a history of Britain written in 830. The story was expanded in the 12th-century by Geoffrey of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 16

40. This Week (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 3 February 2005 (2005)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Quentin Letts, Arabella Weir, Michael Wood

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

Documentary

8.2
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The truth behind Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece

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

Votes: 11

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

Documentary

7.8
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The story of the Queen of Sheba appears in religious texts sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Described in the Bible as simply a Queen of the East, modern scholars believe she came ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 19

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

Documentary

8.8
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The darker the age, the more desperate we are for illumination. This is certainly true of the tale of Shangri-La, which differs from other myths in that it's a largely modern story. In 1933... See full summary »

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

Votes: 17

44. Britain's Finest (2003– )
Episode: Treasures (2005)

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Stars: Bettany Hughes, Helena Kennedy, Carenza Lewis, Marc Morris

45. 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: Michael Wood, Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Robert Whitelock

Votes: 198

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

Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life of young William Shakespeare from his birth in Warwickshire, through his school years until age fourteen and up to his marriage to Anne Hathaway at age 19. It was a turbulent time ... See full summary »

Director: David Wallace | Stars: Michael Wood, Gregory Doran, Desmond Barrit, Ray Fearon

Votes: 16

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

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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In March 1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies with no heir. King James of Scotland, whose mother, Mary Queen of Scots Elizabeth had beheaded, succeeds to the English throne. Shakespeare's company is... See full summary »

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

Votes: 16

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

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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William has great success with writing and production with his theater company in "Romeo and Juliet", but shortly thereafter the plague forces closure of all production houses, so ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

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

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Holden

Votes: 17

50. This Week (2003– )

45 min | News, Talk-Show

5.6
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Political journalist and comic Andrew Neil is joined by guests to take a light-hearted look back at the week in politics.

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

Votes: 109