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: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

3/4. Retracing the warrior king's conquests, Michael Wood reaches Afghanistan, where he climbs 20,000ft to cross the Hindu Kush mountains on foot. In Central Asia, he hears tales of Alexander's unstable behaviour, including how he killed the friend who had saved his life. Concludes after the news.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Hindu Kush

: The World

Presented by Kirsty Lang. Then Weather


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

4/4. From the Khyber Pass, Michael Wood travels Pakistan's Grand Trunk Road into India and the limits of Alexander's conquest. The first of a double bill about Alexander, Oliver Stone 's movie, follows.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Oliver Stone

: Charging for Alexander

Oliver Stone turned to Oxford don and Alexander expert Robin Lane Fox for historical advice. The horse-mad scholar agreed on one condition: that the director let him join Colin Farrell and the charge of the Macedonian cavalry in his epic movie.


Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Robin Lane Fox
Unknown: Colin Farrell

: Oliver Stone Talks to Kirsty Wark

The controversial director of Alexander - whose Platoon follows - in conversation.

: Platoon

Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning Vietnam epic from 1986, starring Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Forest Whitaker. Review page 56.


Director: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Willem Dafoe
Unknown: Tom Berenger
Unknown: Charlie Sheen
Unknown: Forest Whitaker

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: as 9.30pm

: Proms on Four - Mozart's Prague Symphony

: Jiri Belohlavek conducts the Prague Philharmonia. Magdalena Kozena sings work by Mozart, Novak and Myslivecek. Plus Martinu's Double Concerto


Unknown: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Magdalena Kozena

: as 10pm

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