A Thousand And One
A journey through The Arabian Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights.
|01||Scheherazade||20060717||Robert Irwin explores the genius of Scheherazade, the woman who escaped death by turning survival into an art form.|
|02||Found In Translation||20060718||Robert Irwin discovers how the first translation of the stories triggered the West's craze for the Orient, and why the most famous translator of the tales is buried in a tent.|
|03||Open Sesame||20060719||Robert Irwin goes on a magical tour of The Arabian Nights, discovering real spells and modern stories of enchantment along the way, as he encounters genies, amulets, sorceresses, talismen and flying carpets.|
|04 LAST||The Historian And The Storyteller||20060720||Robert Irwin finds out whether the stories can tell us anything about the medieval Arabic world they came from, and discovers a long-lost manuscript of the original stories.|