FEB 10 2016

Story Of China Episode 4

Story Of China Episode 4

This Thursday at 9pm, BBC TWO, Michael Wood tells the tale of China’s most famous dynasty, founded by peasant rebel Hongwu. The film takes us all the way from his great capital Nanjing, to the Bao family village, to the ‘Venice of China’: Suzhou. We see the giant fortifications of the Great Wall, the ritual enclaves of the Forbidden City in Beijing and travel with Mr Hu down the Grand Canal – China’s great artery of commerce right up to the present day. And if that wasn’t enough, we even meet the westerner and Jesuit missionary, Matteo Ricci, who hoped to convert China to Christianity. 

Mandarin Film provided full production services for the series in China.

Link to Episode 4 clip: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03h7rwr
Link to BBC programmes page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ymzy7
Link to series trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyFIrN55Hks
Link to Episode synopses:http://mayavisionint.com/the-story-of-china-episode-guide/