Who were the Greeks: Episode 1 ‘Life’ and Episode 2 ‘Legacy’ aired in June and July 2013 on BBC2.
For more info, and to watch a clip from episode 1: BBC 2 Website: Who were the Greeks?.
To watch the BBC 2 trailer for the series: BBC 2 Trailer: Who were the Greeks?.
Watch Episode 1 on Youtube here:Who Were the Greeks: Episode 1.
Watch Episode 2 on Youtube here: Who Were the Greeks: Episode 2.
Look into the making of Who Were the Greeks?.
This new two part series for BBC TWO focuses on the realities of life in the ancient Greek world, its legacies, and its continued importance for our own world today.
Think of the Greeks and the picture in our heads is either that of uber six-packed half-naked warriors screaming ‘This is Sparta’, or bearded oldies sitting around talking philosophy. I’m interested in how such extremes fit within the realities of ancient Greek culture. What would it have been like to live in their world? And how did ancient Greece – little more than a speck of dry and mountainous land on the earth’s landscape – during a period of time equivalent to little more than a heart beat in human history, secure such a deep and long-lasting imprint in the fabric of human society? And most importantly, what can they still do for us today?
This series was made by Tern TV in association with Nostos Productions, my production company.
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