Ancient Warriors Documentary Series Overview (1994-1995)


Ancient Warriors is a 1994 documentary series from the Discovery Channel.


Each 30 minute episode looks at a major fighting people or force and charts the reasons for their rise to dominance and subsequent fall. The show explores the motivations of ancient soldiers, as well as how they lived, fought, trained, died, and changed their world. It also uses re-enactments and computer graphics to demonstrate tactics and military strategy.

Ancient Warriors Series

The shows were aired as “three series” over a one-year period, from April 1994 to June 1995.

Some websites highlight episode 21 as one of two ‘special’ episodes, with the second titled ‘The Romans’ (nominally episode 22). Seventh Art Productions does not make this distinction for The Zulus and does not recognise an ‘Episode 22’. Other websites record only 20 episodes.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Phil Grabsky.
    • Peter Nicholson.
    • Nigel Maslin.
  • Producer(s):
    • Phil Grabsky … producer.
    • Mary Ellen Iwata … executive producer.
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
  • Production:
    • Seventh Art Productions.
    • MagellanTV.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Discovery Channel (1994) (US) (TV).
  • Release Date: 17 April 1994 to 18 June 1995.
  • Running time: 24-25 minutes.
  • Rating: 13+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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