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On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 1: Hitting the Road

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

History and travel documentary series in which three Australian brothers - Danny, Ben and Sam Wood - set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal, the ancient warrior who marched from Spain to Rome at the head of an invading army accompanied by elephants.

The brothers hit the road, cycling up the east coast of Spain, passing through the palms of Elche, the beaches of Benidorm and Valencia's zoo before arriving at Sagunto, where Hannibal's war against the Romans truly began. On the way, they meet Australian cycling champion Matthew Lloyd and they talk to the elephants - and their keepers. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

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