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The Silk Road

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Sam Willis traces the story of the famous trade route. He explores Venice's Renaissance architecture and art before travelling to the beginning of the Silk Road in China's Xian. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Director:
Tim Niel
Assistant Producer:
Jon Morrice
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

The Silk Road

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sam Willis travels west to Central Asia, a place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people - the Sogdians - whose role was pivotal to the Silk Road's success. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Director:
Tim Niel
Assistant Producer:
Jon Morrice
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith

The Silk Road

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sam Willis continues his journey west in Iran. He begins in Persepolis, heart of the first Persian Empire, before heading to Istanbul and then coming full circle to Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Series Producer:
Richard Downes
Assistant Producer:
Jon Morrice
Executive Producer:
Mike Smith