Conquistadors Documentary Series Overview (2000)


Conquistadors (2000) is a BBC documentary retelling of the story of the Spanish expeditions of conquest of the Americas.


How the Spanish empire overwhelmed two of the greatest ancient civilisations.

In this 4-part series historian Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of the Spanish expeditions, from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu.

Conquistadors Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Presenter(s):
    • Michael Wood.
  • Director(s):
    • David Wallace.
  • Producer(s):
    • Rebecca Dobbs … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Leo Eaton … executive producer: PBS (unknown episodes).
    • Laurence Rees … executive producer: BBC (unknown episodes).
    • Sally Thomas … line producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Michael Wood.
  • Music:
    • Howard Davidson.
  • Cinematography:
    • Peter Harvey.
  • Editor(s):
    • Gerry Branigan.
    • Chris Lysaght.
  • Production:
    • Maya Vision International.
  • Distributor(s):
    • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (2000) (UK) (TV) (original airing).
    • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) (2001) (USA) (TV) (original US airing).
  • Release Date: 24 November 2000 to 15 December 2000.
  • Running Time: 46-51 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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