A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes Season 1
S01 E01Jun 12, 2020
The Hero's Voyage Jun 12, 2020 In episode one, Bettany begins her journey by exploring a graveyard of ancient shipwrecks in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, then enjoys the tradition of a warm welcome on the island of Chios.
S01 E02Jun 19, 2020
Birthplace of the Gods Jun 19, 2020 Bettany takes a predawn trip to Delos, an island in ancient times that no one was permitted to live or die there. Next, she sets sail for Ikaria which takes its name from the mythical Icarius.
S01 E03Jun 26, 2020
Lover's Dance Jun 26, 2020 Bettany Hughes ticks off three more Aegean islands as she follows Greek hero Odysseus home to Ithaca after the Trojan war. First stop is Santorini, then it's on to the wine-loving island of Naxos, sacred to god Dionysus, before her final stop at Sifnos.
S01 E04Jul 3, 2020
Epiphany's Festivities Jul 3, 2020 Bettany makes it to Crete, just before a storm does. A trip to Knossos reveals the whole story of the Minotaur.
S01 E05Jul 10, 2020
Warriors of Legend Jul 10, 2020 Bettany arrives in the Peloponnese, a peninsula that's home to some of ancient Greece's most legendary kings and vicious warriors.
S01 E06Jul 17, 2020
Poseidon's Rage Jul 17, 2020 Throughout his journey, Odysseus was harassed by the god Poseidon, who makes his presence felt in the modern day, late at night on Ithaca. It's a fitting end to a series in which Bettany Hughes has sought to make Greek myths relevant to our own human condition.