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1. Saturday Superstore (1982–1987)

Family

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Children's Saturday morning magazine show.

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

Votes: 21

2. The Story of India (2007– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

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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: 861

3. Secret History (1991– )

Documentary, History

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Historical events are extensively re-explored both through written records and systematic examinations in the field.

Stars: Paul McGann, Nigel Anthony, Chris Naunton, Mike Loades

Votes: 30

4. The Story of China (2016– )

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

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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: 216

5. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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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: 45

6. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

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

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 370

7. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

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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: 63

8. In Search of the Trojan War (1985– )

360 min | Documentary

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Over six hour-long programs, Michael Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy... See full summary »

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

Votes: 216

9. This Week (2003– )

45 min | News, Talk-Show

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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: 121

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

60 min | Documentary

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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

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

Documentary

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A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

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

Votes: 45

12. 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: 142

13. King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons (2013– )

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

Votes: 14

14. In Search of Shakespeare (2004)

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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: 201

15. Legacy: The Origins of Civilization (1991– )

52 min | Documentary

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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: 94

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

Documentary

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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

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

220 min | Documentary

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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: 112

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

Talk-Show

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

Votes: 14

19. 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

20. In Search of the Dark Ages (1979–1981)

40 min | Biography, History

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Star: Michael Wood

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

60 min | Documentary

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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

22. Britain's Finest (2003– )

70 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 31

23. Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (1990–1992)

Comedy

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

Votes: 7

24. 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

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

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, History

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A history of fabled Erin comes alive through stunning imagery, original music and timeless stories in this vivid portrait of the island nation's remarkable past and enduring impact on ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 35

26. Top 10 Egypt (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Tilman Remme | Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

27. Masterpieces of the British Museum (2006– )

30 min | Documentary

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

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

Documentary, History

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Director: Gerry Troyna | Star: Michael Wood

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

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 5

30. Vikings Live from the British Museum (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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

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

50 min | Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 13

32. A Church to Yourself (1979– )

Documentary, History

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Star: R.T. Brooks

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Richard Mabey, Michael Wood

34. 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

35. Michael Wood on Beowulf (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 21

36. In Search of Athelstan (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Impassioned documentary by Michael Wood, exploring the achievements of Athelstan, the first king of England, and grandson of Alfred the Great, enhanced by a late 70's - early 80's soundtrack.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 12

37. In Search of Arthur (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 11

38. Terra 2050 (2007– )

3 min | Documentary

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Stars: Colin Pillinger, Kevin Warwick, Michael Wood

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

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 7

40. In Search of Boadicea (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 7

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

50 min | Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 9

42. In Search of Offa (1979 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 9

43. Viewpoint '93 (1993– )

Documentary

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Stars: John Pilger, Michael Wood

44. Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (1990–1992)
Episode: A Roving Commission (1992)

Comedy

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

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

Documentary, Biography, History

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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: 17

46. 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.

Director: Perry Miller Adato | Star: Michael Wood

47. King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons (2013– )
Episode: Aethelstan: The First King of England (2013)

Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood

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

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

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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

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

Documentary

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Star: Michael Wood