In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Documentary | Biography
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 280 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 80 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 3 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
 
a list of 69 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998– )

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998– ) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The First World War (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Paul von Hindenburg
A History of Britain (2000–2002)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Young prince Aleksandr has to hold out against two enemies - the Horde in the east and the Teutonic order and Sweden in the west. He discovers that some boyars are plotting against him and ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Kalyonov
Stars: Svetlana Bakulina, Igor Botvin, Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov
In Search of the Trojan War (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Stars: Michael Wood, John Chadwick, Peter Connolly
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This documentary looks at the life and military conquests of Alexander the Great. It looks at Alexander's relationship with his father Philip II, the consolidation of Macedonia and Greece, ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Fitzwilliam
Stars: Ron David, Robin Lane Fox, Paul Cartledge
History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is ... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Anders, Paul Bicknell, Andre de Nesnera
Alexander (2004)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson
Genghis Khan (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come.

Director: Edward Bazalgette
Stars: Orgil Makhaan, Unubold Batbayar, Unurjargal Jigjidsuren
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Murali Nagavally
Stars: Mohanlal, Aswathy Ashok, Ashwathi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Mihalis Giannatos
Alexander the Great (TV Movie 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: William Shatner, Adam West, John Cassavetes
Alexander the Great (Video 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Paul Pissanos
Stars: Anthony Burk, David Bowles, Brian Blessed
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Wood ...
 Host
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alexander the Great  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Spellbinding
25 December 2004 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

I caught this on the History Channel -- absolutely spellbinding! the Narrator attempts to re-trace Alexander's conquests by following the 20,000+ mile route of his army through Asia Minor, Africa and into the heart of Asia itself. Like Michael Palin (of 'Pole-to-Pole' fame), he attempts to do without modern methods of travel as much as possible. Along the way, we hear narratives recited from the writings of Alexander's personal historians, plus assorted commentaries on the battles and strategies. Some of Alexander's guys are still there..! well, their offspring are anyway, along with oodles of Greek culture.

Watch for an eerie part when the team proposes following Alexander's poorly-chosen coastal 'return' route. The locals tell them to take water with them because there still isn't any to be found there. Some things haven't changed much in 2300 years.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FINALLY!!! mstreeter

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?