In this BBC production, documentary filmmaker and historian Michael Wood retraces the footsteps of the legendary Alexander the Great (also known as Alexander of Macedonia) as he traveled from Greece to India on a quest for glory. He found it in spades as went on to become king of Macedonia, pharaoh of Egypt and conqueror of the Persian Empire. In the end, though, he was as vulnerable as any human, falling victim to deadly poisoning. The documentary series retraced the journey of Alexander the Great across 16 countries (1998, 4 episodes).
Michael David Wood (born 23 July 1948) is an English historian and broadcaster. He has presented numerous television documentary series, has made over 80 documentary films, most notably, Great Railway Journeys (1980), Art of the Western World, Legacy, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Conquistadors, In Search of Myths and Heroes, and The Story of India (2007).
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. Netflix.