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Hannibal the Great

On Hannibal's Trail Episode 5 of 6

History and travel series in which three Australian brothers - Danny, Ben and Sam Wood - set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal, the Carthaginian warrior who marched from Spain to Rome at the head of an invading army accompanied by elephants.

With the Alps behind them, the brothers cycle through northern Italy from the fertile Valley of Trebbia, where Hannibal's first defeated the Romans on their home turf, to the rolling hills of Tuscany. They continue on through thick marshes before arriving at Cannae, site of the bloodiest battle of ancient history. On the way, the Woods meet a winemaker called Hannibal, attempt to make a pizza in Naples and have a close shave in Trani.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Mar 2012 00:20
BBC Two Northern Ireland only


Role Contributor
PresenterDanny Wood
PresenterSam Wood
PresenterBen Wood
Executive ProducerChris Granlund
ProducerRobin Dashwood
DirectorAndrea Illescas
ProducerAndrea Illescas
WriterAndrea Illescas