In Search of Myths & HeroesYemen's aptly named Empty Quarter claims another truck
In our new series, following on from his epic journeys in search of Alexander the Great and The Conquistadors, Michael Wood and the Maya Vision crew set off in search of four of the world's most famous myths.
Leaving the customary string of baffled border guards in their wake, their epic journey involved some 56 flights and countless overland miles through 19 countries whose indigenous people spoke a combined total of 17 (frequently obscure) languages. During the total 64 weeks of production they shot 11,250 minutes of footage on 112 filming days.Michael Wood in Brittany, France
The resulting series follows the crew as they explore some of the most extraordinary places on earth, in pursuit of the stories that have captivated the world for generations.
The series' first screening is on BBC2 on Friday nights throughout February, starting with The Queen of Sheba at 9pm, on February 4th, 2005.
On subsequent weeks, Michael searches for the earthly paradise of Shangri La, follows the hero's quest from Greece to Georgia in search of Jason And The Golden Fleece, and untangles the stories of King Arthur's Celtic Britain...
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