|Born||23 July 1948 (age 63)
|Occupation||historian, broadcaster, documentary filmmaker|
|Known for||Great Railway Journeys (1980)
In Search of the Trojan War(1985)
The Story of India (2007)
The Story of England (2010)
He graduated in History and English at Oriel College, Oxford. Later he undertook post-graduate research in Anglo-Saxon History, also at Oriel.