Ancient Assassins Documentary Series Overview (2014)


For Centuries, elite combat troops have been called upon to infiltrate, disrupt and destroy the enemy. “Ancient Assassins” illustrates the tactics of these highly trained killers.


History is littered with tales of brave warriors and elite fighting units that have battled to protect rulers, defeat armies and save empires.

This informative and entertaining series sheds new light on some of the highest profile Ancient Assassins, from Ancient Greece to Japan, bringing their stories and missions to life with dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming and expert testimony.

Rulers have always needed their elite combat troops; men and women trained to perfection, skilled with weapons, able to infiltrate and disrupt the enemy and kill when necessary. Amongst other subjects, Ancient Assassins reveals how a Buddhist nun became a Kung Fu killer, how a Saxon fighting force finally overcame the Vikings, how Vlad the Impaler’s gypsy mercenaries halted an Ottoman invasion and how an elite Dutch tribe finally delivered Britain into the hands of the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Ancient Assassins Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Chris Lethbridge.
  • Producer(s):
    • Peter Miller … line producer.
    • Chris Lethbridge … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Chris Lethbridge.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Tim Arrowsmith.
    • Franco Bogino.
    • Tom Parker.
  • Production:
    • World Media Right Productions.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Discovery Communications.
  • Release Date: 26 November 2014.
  • Running time: 43 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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