Ancient Greece – Documentaries

Here are some of the best documentaries I’ve seen on ancient Greece. All of them appeared on the BBC but are sadly & inexplicably not available to buy as DVDs. So, we have to make do with YouTube & hope they don’t get taken down. Enjoy while you can, they are wonderful!

Dr Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes have both written excellent books that you can purchase at your local independent bookshop to show your gratitude for all their hard work. Hint, hint!

Documentaries on this rather long page:

  1. BBC Delphi: The Bellybutton of the Ancient World by Dr Michael Scott
  2. BBC Who Were the Greeks? by Dr Michael Scott (2 parts) – sadly, no longer available
  3. BBC Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth by Dr Michael Scott (3-part documentary on ancient Greek theatre!)
  4. BBC Athens – The Truth About Democracy by Bettany Hughes