IMDB: Historian Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's long and impressive history. These include the racial make-up and the role and origins of great religions, native like Hinduism and Buddhism as well as imported, notably Islam. As well as state-building and international relations, culminating in colonization and road back to unified (albeit in two states) independence.
BBC synopsis: Michael Wood journeys through the Indian subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes.
First broadcast: 24 Aug 2007